My new laptop, hereafter referred to as the “bug out difference engine”, is now running Ubuntu. My computer is just so damned much better that words can’t describe it.
I still have dual boot and Win7 but I can’t see many reasons to use it. Maybe if my computing experience under Linux is too good and I need to retain some nihilism? As far as I can tell the purpose of Windows is to continually upgrade and bloat itself until the computer crawls and the hard drive is choked with crap.
I’d looked for a laptop shipped with Linux but couldn’t find one locally. So I bought one with Win7 and planned on just tolerating it’s inferior OS. The laptop ran pretty quickly the day I bought it but within a few weeks the damned thing was incrementally but noticeably slower. Since the hardware on my nice new laptop is fine I assume Windows was slowly ossifying. Plus it never stopped trying to sell me shit. (Putting advertisements on something I purchased with my cash is greasier than weasel shit.) Yep, cramming Windows bloatware on spiffy new toys is like nailing a pair of dead bloated Yak testicles to the monitor.
Exactly. Like. Yak. Testicles.
Oh yeah, and I can also boot to Puppy Linux from Thumbdrive…which actually runs pretty well and is faster than all get out. Not too bad for such a tiny OS.
Microsoft belongs on the scrapheap of monstrous failed bureaucracies like the former Standard Oil monopoly and the USSR.
P.S. Being hopelessly out of touch with modern life I had no idea how to install Ubuntu. (Geeks out there can stop laughing now!) I found a 5 minute video which explained the entire process so well that a Curmudgeon could follow it. It helps that the video was made by a charming young woman who was mighty nice on the eyes and apparently has her own blog which is presumably vastly more popular than my Curmudgeonly outpost. I encourage everyone to click either the video or the blog because without it I’d be wandering around the desert looking for a DOS floppy. Also if you’re a man and watch the video (which is safe for work) without immediately installing Ubuntu on something…you’re gay. God bless the internet.