Well that’s it then.
I’ve made the jump from Win/Mac to Linux. It was high time. I’ve been using Linux on and off for long time now but never as my primary OS. Prior to that (e.g. before the WWW) I accessed the internet over a modem using telnet into my account on Unix and did everything there. While I find the ubiquity and availability of software for Windows to be good and the dedication to user friendliness and lovingly crafted interfaces on the Macintosh (MacBook or whatever the hell they are call now) to be good, neither OS was really doing it for me. I just like open source that much better and in any event I was trying to stick to open source or freeware for the most part anyway. What can I say, I like me some command line interfaces. I also like not having to worry so much about spyware/virii and the like or the ego of Steve Jobs telling me what kind of OS I should have. I’m even going to do my best to stick with Linux at work even though it’s primarily a
Mac Windows environment. And if I really need to use something from Windows well there’s always Wine or Parallels. I’m just hoping that there will be a coherence like setup for Parallells in Linux at some point. I also have to say that the amount of open source software available for Linux is really astounding.
For those interested I’m using Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) running the X Window System with GNOME desktop and Beryl window manager. The interface is so awesomely cool that Mac users will beg for the features and Windows Vista users will swoon with wonder.