Has Ubuntu Replaced Windows on Your Box?
razael1 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 16:39:57 UTC 2006
I am using both Windows and Linux. The only thing I use Windows for
is computer games, and I'm hoping Wine will one day be able to allow
me to use only Linux.
On 9/28/06, Graham Watkins <gingecat_gw at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 10:57 +0100, srf21c wrote:
> > I've been trying to ditch windows on my home pcs for about five years
> > now. Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 finally allowed me to realize that dream.
> > After running Ubuntu for a few days, I decided to nuke the WinXP
> > partition and haven't looked back since.
> > It feels damn good to finally be free. Free from proprietary
> > software, free from vendor lock-in, and free from closed standards.
> > --
> > srf21c
> Although I still have Windows on my box (2000) I seem to have less and
> less use for it. Sometimes I won't touch it for weeks then I'll go in,
> run a few maintenance tasks which take an inordinately long time and by
> then, I'm sick of the sight of it and have probably forgotten whatever I
> went into it for in the first place. It will likely be off by the end of
> the year as I have better uses for the space.
> Ubuntu recognises my scanner - something Mandriva never managed to do.
> This removes the main obstacle to my becoming Windows-free. (Windows
> and free are not two words you often see in the same sentence.)
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