Today I installed Ubuntu! Again! My last experience with it was when Windows 8 came out, and it was so bad it made me cry. Literally. So off to Ubuntu I went.
I know this will rankle some of my more technical friends but I am not particularly fond of Ubuntu. I liked it better than Windows 8 – but I liked Windows 8.1 better than Ubuntu. I just don’t like how much fooling around I have to do to get it to work, and I don’t know where anything is, and yada yada yada, I never used it after that.
But a few months ago our house was burglarized, and several computers were stolen, mine among them. I have limped along by stealing time on the computers allocated to the children since then, but that gets old. I remembered that I had some old Windows 7 netbooks lurking in a cabinet, and I thought, hey! Ubuntu! It wasn’t so bad, right?
I spent the last two hours installing and configuring it, and I can confirm that it is indeed not that bad.
It is still a pain in the ass. Sean saw my emotions ebb and flow in realtime as I texted him things like “I think it’s working!” to “Hmm. Hit a snag.” He responded with
But I think… it works now! Good enough.
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I stayed with Windows 7 and have avoided all subsequent versions, so far. Just wondering what you think of Windows 10. Have you tried and rejected Windows 10, also?
Windows 10 is fine, but this computer is so old I didn’t think it could handle it. I switched to Linux Mint this morning and it’s much better than Ubuntu.