I admit it.

I have turned into a Linux zealot.

But not without good cause.

You see, there was a time when I though Windows was great, same for the Mac. I still think the Mac is a great platform but it is becoming Windows little by little.

I recently gave Vista the boot on the laptop I bought back in January.

I loaded Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn) instead.

Now I finally feel productive again. Vista was cool with all the neat graphics and stuff but I really couldn’t get anything done. Virtualization required turning off all the fancy Aero glass stuff, which is the big separator between XP and Vista anyway. This Aero stuff also messed up Quickbooks and a few other programs.

What really blew me away is that the laptop came with a remote to run the media center stuff on your TV via an S cable connection.

I tried it. It didn’t work. Out of the box anyway. I couldn’t get the picture to sync up.

I hooked it up on Linux again last night. There it was clear as day. No fuss.

It’s also funny after you use Linux for awhile you become accustomed to it “just working”. If you need to do this or that on your computer, the tool is already built in or just an “apt-get” away.

On a fresh copy of Windows, the list of software I install before I can even use it is a day’s chore.

On Linux I can do 90% of my daily tasks from a live cd!

No malware, no viruses, no headache.

Why can’t Windows be this easy?

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