It was tough, but now I develop on Ubuntu

By Eoin on 30 April 2009.

The first PC I remember getting started on was some new-fangled laptop that didn’t have a harddrive. But it did have two 3 1/2″ floppies, and could browse the web through Lynx.

At least after spending years later in Windows, I’ve converted to Ubuntu Linux, currently running the slick version 9.04.

Since Windows 3.1, I’ve been a Windows boy. I’ve dabbled around in Linux and Solaris during college, but my daily life always revolved around Windows.

After trying to ahem install Vista on my XP desktop and failing, I started looking to Ubuntu. It’s a “distribution” of Linux with customisations that pull together the out-of-the-box Linux components.

Ubuntu is completely free, and even more importantly for me, it’s always being updated. As long as the Ubuntu distribution has momentum behind it, my system is always going to be up-to-date with the latest operating system. Stick with XP and you’re already stuck with 5 year old technology. Get with the times!

The up-hill battle

It was not easy. Actually, it was a struggle that turned me back several times before getting it right.

Now to enjoy Ubuntu

But now it’s sorted, and I’m liking it! And it doesn’t look like I’ll be turning back. Both my desktop and laptop are now Ubuntu’d.

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