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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Trip to Windows Land
99% of the time my computer runs in Ubuntu, a version of Linux. Once in a great while there's something that can only be done using Windows. It's usually because there's a special program with no Linux equivalent. This time it's because I had a printing job to do. Normal day to day printing works just fine with the generic Linux program, but once in a while I have to do something fancy and need the full Windows version.
I hate going to Windows land. I go there so infrequently that once there it seems every single Windows program decides to update. Some of the updates I stop because I don't have time for all that and I don't need that program right now. Then the computer has to reboot a couple of times. Eventually, Microsoft gives me my computer back and I poke around until I figure out what needs to be done.
Windows runs slower than Ubuntu. On my cheap little netbook computer it's noticeable.
Finally my job is done and I can shut the computer down . . . but I can't. Windows doesn't want me to shut down until it does another 10 updates. Once that's finally done, I can boot my computer back up in Ubuntu. It starts up quickly and I get right to work.
The International Space Station, where computer problems could be life or death, has decided to do away with MS Windows completely. They are going to 100% Linux.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.