Ubuntu update

Posted by Kelly on March 20, 2007 in My Life, Work |

Bottom line – I love this operating system.

It’s fast, stable, installed 95% perfectly, and is now running absolutely perfectly.  Printer works like a charm.  Plaxo works with Thunderbird.  Firefox is wonderful (I knew that before, but you get a better taste of it when you use it exclusively).  What is now left for me to mess with is Wine (the windows emulator for Linux – allows you to run Windows apps inside Ubuntu) so that I can run Visio and Project – and that is only because I haven’t looked to see if there are alternatives that run natively in Linux.  I also need to look into one of the many alternatives to Itunes for my music and Ipod.
I’m roughly 1 week away from installing it on my HP laptop and bidding farewell to Windows forever.  I kid you not.


  • dvg says:

    wow. bold move, friend. bold move.

  • Steve says:

    I’ve heard from others of how easy it is to setup Ubuntu, and I admit that it kind of put me off. It’s just too easy to associate “easy” with “watered down.” But now, I’m motivated in experiencing it myself sometime.

    Maybe, I’m just a masochist.

  • […] I decided to make the move this weekend. Witnessing Kelly adopt GNU/Linux after being a long-time user of Microsoft solutions inspired me to transition away from Microsoft Windows. So, I bought an open-box 500GB Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive from Fry’s Electronics for 140USD, moved all my data files from my Windows desktop, and converted my desktop to one that runs CentOS 5.0. […]

  • Morgan Sziraki says:

    Nice one Kelly!
    Welcome to the dark side.


  • Open up Synaptic from System>Synaptic Package Manager and click the big search button, type in iPod, and gaze upon the wealth of packages available for it. As far as an iTunes replacement, consider amaroK. It’s a KDE app, but is the best music manager in existence (opinion). Also look in to OpenOffice, as it is the main MS Office replacement for Linux (and Windows, actually). Welcome to the community of free-thinkers that is Ubuntu!

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