Switching to Ubuntu

My husband has used Linux for a number of years and Ubuntu for the last couple. I have always said I wanted to do the same, but there was always some restriction on that — like, I’ll do it when the warranty on my computer runs out or when the semester is over or something. Well, I finally took the leap last weekend. Actually, I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows until I get my wireless card working in Ubuntu. (I have one of those cards that doesn’t like to work with Linux, but many people have gotten it to work, so it is just a question of time before I get it going.)

So what? Why post about this at all? This morning I was reading Miguel Guhlin’s blog this morning and came across this post. Richard Stallman’s comment, which forms the basis of Miguel’s post, really made me think.

I have a long way to go before I reach that level of putting my money where my mouth is, I’m afraid. These little reminders are good for me!

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5 thoughts on “Switching to Ubuntu

  1. Nathan Lowell says:

    welcome to the dark side, Nancy.

    I’ve been running linux as my main OS for several years now. Ubuntu is a good choice.

    FYI, I’m running wireless on this laptop with an “unsupported” card. A little perserverance and a lot of googling…

    Hang in! And Welcome Aboard!

  2. Miguel says:

    Glad you finally decided to join the GNU/Linux group (grin).

    i spend 99% of my time on Ubuntu Linux these days…booting to Windows only when I have to do PHP/MySQL or bulk emailing. It’s great!

    Miguel

  3. Nancy McKeand says:

    Thanks, guys! I am sure that I will be real happy with Ubuntu once I get the wireless going. I am going to try to get my husband to sit down with me this weekend and see if we can figure it out. I am anxious to really be a Linux user!

  4. Charles Norrie says:

    I wouldn’t bother about the dual booting.

    Why continue to have a real dog of an OS like Windows, when you’ve got a perfect penguin of one?

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