I’m Not Looking Back!

I bought a refurbished PC to try and run some kind of Linux, to see if I could get out of the seemingly stagnating Windows OS which has started to annoy me. Things seem slow and cumbersome on the Windows platform, a new machine is fast enough to begin with, but quickly seem to slow down from updates and bloat ware. So away I went and made an installation USB stick with the Ubuntu distribution.

I had a system up and running in less than 20 minutes. The Windows 7 on the old refurbished thing was gone and I have a speedy system, that boots in 30- seconds and shuts in 5- seconds. It’s easy and intuitive and it has become my preferred rig to develop Apps on.

At one time I accidentally thrashed the system, because I’m such a Linux newbie. I was up and running in less than 45 minutes with my development setup. That could never be done using Windows – The alternative OS has its quirks, but on a flat distribution you have the Word, Excel and Power Point equivalent from LibreOffice for free – Go Linux I say!

But hey!

Kudos to Microsoft, in Denmark they have managed to make Windows the mandatory OS when buying a PC, that is also called monopoly but nobody cares about that. It’s almost impossible to get a PC without Windows pre-installed. You have to insist to avoid the dreaded Windows installation, and you might even have to pay extra to avoid it, crazy isn’t it?!

Author: Carsten Schwartz

My name is Carsten Schwartz. I live in Stevnstrup, Denmark . I develop Apps and Computer Games. I play board games and I am an experienced GM in Warhammer Fantasy Role Play (1st and 2nd Ed). I am also painting and sculpting miniatures. Yes that's right I am a freak - No mistake there, I even exercise Ju-Jitsu twice a week too. I am using this media to track my work and organize it a little.

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