I hereby pledge never to use Microsoft Windows unless absolutely required or forced to do so. All the required work like blogging/Social Networking/ <insert useless activity> will be done on Open Source Software. It is now my duty to spread awareness about OSS (Open Source Software). Richard Stallman is my God now.
I don’t know what was holding me back from switching to Heaven from Hell, but whatever it was, it has been killed by Windoze itself. Trouble shooting has been one thing on which I have spent too much time while using Windows (any version, doesn’t matter). Either there’s was a virus or a bug or one of the Windows nuisances . Sometimes it’s the guilt of using pirated software (excluding Windows). No doubt that the trouble shooting has made me understand my computer more than ever before but now that I can handle most hardware and software problems I think it is now time to bid goodbye to an old friend who has ruined things when they were of utmost importance.
I’m still getting used to Ubuntu 9.10 (for why read next paragraph). Finding software is a bit difficult since I am unaware of most of the things and communities/forums. Also since I don’t have to manually install Office every time I re-install Ubuntu, I am loving it. The system is more responsive, does not hang (at least not as often as windows), boots faster, does not have any virus and last but not not the least, it frees me of the guilt of using pirated software. It’s not that I am using Linux or Ubuntu for the first time, I have used it for testing purposes many times before but never thought of switching to it at that time. But this time I am
As to why I am using Karmic Koala and not Lucid Lynx: I don’t know why but my mouse and Keyboard freeze the moment I boot into Lucid Lynx. I have tried both fresh installation and upgrading from Karmic Koala but none helped. Apparently it is a bug and has been noticed by some other users too.
Until there is an official announcement by Canonical about this bug or someone comes up with a fix I will stick to Karmic Koala. Also, I might upgrade to Maverick Meerkat once it will release on 10.10.10.
If you are an Open Source Fanatic then please post some links as comments of some forums and/or websites from where I can get some add-ons and software.