blindraven at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 08:35:41 GMT 2009
Welcome to Linux.
Please enjoy your stay :)
On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 8:18 PM, ... ... <dav.and.wil at gmail.com> wrote:
> To the demi-gods behind Ubuntu.
> Just to let you know, you have another Windows user converted. For years
> I've used Windows, struggling to keep an older version until it became
> obsolete, then wincing as my computer bent under the bloated coding of the
> new version. I was watching Vista getting closer and closer, wondering,
> 'Does it hurt to die? I'll find out soon enough.'
> Then... WHAM! My poor old hard drive gave out, and I was left aghast. That
> was half my life, right there. Gone. Dead.
> Ok, ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. But it was rather annoying. I
> fished out another hard drive (Which, curiously, turned out to have double
> the gigabytes of my last one), installed Ubuntu 8.04 and.....
> Well, the first few minutes weren't so exciting. My graphics card was still
> playing up, so everything was (And still is) tinted a slight blue. The
> network was a pain to join, although not nearly as much as I expected, as I
> was joining a network with a Windows computer. I couldn't find a hardware
> manager anywhere, and it was a little bit dull. It looked a bit too much
> like a Windows clone. I amused myself by looking at the screensavers, of
> which I must compliment you on collecting so many awesome ones. (I'm
> currently using Galaxy, and can sit there for several minutes before wanting
> to keep doing what I was doing.)
> Then I got the network working, started the update, and realised just how
> great Linux is. Windows update takes 4 hours, takes 99% of your memory,
> resets your computer without warning, and you get a service pack about once
> every 2 years. Linux updates everything on the system, gets on with the job
> in the background, and leaves you alone.
> On top of that, everything is so... compatible. I was worried that (Being a
> less supported O/S) I would have trouble installing drivers for everything,
> and even more trouble finding Linux-compatible commercial games. My fears
> were unfounded. I've been looking around and most of my favorites are
> already Linux compatible. And if they aren't? I just heard of an application
> called WINE, which apparently recreates Windows libraries under Linux
> coding, allowing Windows apps to run under Linux, including the Half Life
> series and the client, Steam! That's fantastic!
> And for any disbelieving Windows fans reading this, I must quote on of the
> gods of motoring, Jeremy Clarkson, after driving an electric sports car he
> actually liked.
>> 'Yes, this just in: It is snowing in hell!'
> I'm really, really enjoying this. Open source, free, comes with a cute
> penguin mascot and a ton of free programs, from which I can pick and choose?
> Why does anyone buy anything else?
> One thing though. In your next release, include SuperTuxKart in the Games.
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