I got fed up. Fed up with a bogged down operating system. I got tired of viruses, spyware, licenses, etc etc etc.
Tonight I made the switch.
No, not to Apple. To Linux. Full-time, full-on Linux. Ubuntu, to be exact.
Within two hours I was up and running a smooth desktop, playing music from my iTunes library, browsing with Firefox, checking all my email in Thunderbird, and enjoying the feeling of being free from Windows.
The remarkable thing is that almost all of my USB devices work. My webcam does not, but a quick lookup found a tutorial on setting it up. Transferring all of my files was easy too. I just mounted my WinXP hard drive and whammo – it’s all accessible.
It’s still very early to tell how well I will adjust to this in my day-to-day working environment at home, so I will report back here on the matter in a week or two.