kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 123, Issue 4

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Apr 3 22:08:21 UTC 2015

On 03/04/15 13:00, kubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> Well I tend to tinker as well, I have about 40 years experience so not a
> noob. But when it comes to my production system I "tinker" in a VM with
> new stuff, especially beta.
May be I am lucky, just shy of 45 years experience, just over 23 years 
with Linux starting with Linus' first kernel on an old Toshiba laptop 
with 2 floppy drives  and I have always used bleeding edge even on the 
corporation's laptop with only Linux installed and I have never had a 
problem to stop me using Linux for all work tasks including 
presentations, working with Mainframes and Sun Solaris Enterprise boxes.

At work there was always a Linux solution for operating in a sea of 
Windows, Citrix IPA client for Linux, Cisco VPN client for Linux, 
Staroffice and lots more including Lotus Notes for mail running under wine.

I install once and do progressive upgrades.

I only do a fresh install if I have a new hard drive for x86_64 or with 
new ARM boards.

Only yesterday on a new laptop that came with Windows 7, I swapped out 
the hard drive and installed openSUSE. NetworkManager set up my Wifi 
connection painlessly.

Everything works, so easy compared to the early days when X modelines 
had to be calculated using a ruler to measure the screen dimensions, a 
calculator to calculate the values using the dimensions and the monitor 
manual for specs and fiddling with the numbers to get a good display.

Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks

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