I stand by my decision not to purchase a Dell laptop. Click here for the story behind the photo…
I just bought myself a 2nd-hand Dell Latitude C600 to get portable again (and to use all that crappy PC software from my pre-Mac days). Guess I’d better get down to Canadian Tire and buy the newest Dell peripheral: the dry-chemical fire extinguisher…..
Oh, Ed… Haven’t you been paying attention?
Forget Windows; for god’s sake go here and download Ubuntu:
Depending on how old your machine is, Xubuntu might be a better fit. Hell, if you want, I’ll even meet up with you here and install it for you:
Same goes for anyone else, subject to my approval of your worthiness, of course…
sure, I’ve been paying attention! After reading about your adventures and checking out some of your links, I’m definitely thinking of switching over.
But I need to do more research to see what my options are (full conversion, partitioning with both OS’s, etc). Other than rediscovering old games, I run Office 97 and Movie Magic Screenwriter, which both work nicely with their counterparts on my Mac. If I can work back and forth with Linux apps, I’d eventually ditch Windows once I’d gotten bored with the games….
While you can partition a drive to boot Linux and Windows, Linux is much happier having a drive all to itself…
As for Office apps, you’ll be well-represented in Linux. And in regards to script-writing, click here if you’re ready to have your mind blown!
Holy crap! A complete, open-source script/production package? I have to spend more time surfing…. I have downloaded the Mac version of Celtx for now to see how it runs.
I think at some point I’ll go totally Linux with a great app like this (I’ve also played with a couple of open-source office suites, too). I realize now how out-of-date my knowledge about Linux really is!
I’ve decided to ditch Windows completely, now that
a) I’ve done more research on Linux
b) my laptop crashes at least 50% after launching an app (I now know the Made for Windows 2000 sticker is Microsoft/Dell irony, not a feature…).
I’ll let you know how the procedure goes….
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