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    Saying "Good-bye" to Windows

    For the first time in three and a half years, I only have one operating system on my home computer.

    However, the one I have left isn't Windows.

    I have completely removed Windows from my home desktop computer. It was very liberating.

    Granted, I haven't used much of Windows over the last two years. But still, it was there.

    I ended up giving my copy of Windows XP to a friend of mine who desperately needed a newer computer, but didn't have much money. So I built her a computer using some parts I had sitting around and purchasing the few parts that I didn't have. She isn't very computer literate, so I couldn't talk her into Linux. So, after talking it over with my wife, I gave her our copy of XP. Of course, to do that legally, I have to remove it from my computer. Which I have.

    Granted, I'm still stuck with Windows at work (I am the IT guy for our office, after all, and it is a Windows environment).

    So I am moving forward with Ubuntu, and maybe a Linux distro or two to be named later.
    Corfy
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    No Windows? No Religion?


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    More like....

    No viruses
    No spyware built into the OS
    No limitations on what I can do with the software
    No expensive software upgrades
    No software updates forcing me to stop what I'm doing and restart the computer
    No checking in to make sure I have a legal copy of the software
    No blue screens of death

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    Congrats! Wish I had the balls to try an operating system that wasn't mainstream.

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    You can try at least a LiveCD or a LiveDVD version...

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