Ramblings of a Professional Computer Geek

February 13, 2006

Why Linux? (Part 3 – Conclusion)

Filed under: Linux — Padma @ 9:53 pm

Eventually, I upgraded to Windows Me. For some reason, I didn’t have the troubles so many others were claiming. It ran fast, and clean for me. At least as stable as Win98. But it meant yet another minor tweak in the human interface “standard”. Meanwhile, I installed Mandrake 6 as a dual-boot system. The GUI looked interesting, but compared to Windows, seemed unfinished. Still the command line was useful. Better than DOS.


February 11, 2006

Why Linux? (Part Two)

Filed under: Linux — Padma @ 11:22 pm

Why was I concerned about IBM and Microsoft getting into the home computer business? At the time, I was, admittedly, more concerned about IBM. Up until then, those of us who bought home computers were, unapologetically, geeks. We enjoyed being on the cutting edge of new technology. Even though we talked about commoditizing them, there was an ego thing going on; we were the first implementers.

Why Linux? (Part One)

Filed under: Linux — Padma @ 3:43 pm

I am often asked, “Why do you use Linux?” My usual, flippant answer is, “Why not?” But in this post, I will explore my own reasonings for making the switch to Linux.

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