If you’ve been following me on Twitter lately, you may have noticed that I’ve nearly completely ditched Windows all together. I wanted to see if (without missing a beat work-wise) I could switch my laptop over to Linux, and virtualize any pieces of the puzzle that I can’t do natively in Linux.
After nearly a full week, I can safely say that I haven’t looked back.
The process was really simple:
- I backed up all of my files to a hard disk
- I downloaded, burnt, and rebooted into the Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD.
- I replaced the main partition of my laptop with Ubuntu and booted up for the first time.
- I installed Virtualbox and installed a copy of Windows 7, just for a few select programs.
Honestly, it was cake after that – everything has worked out perfectly, and the content-consuming part of my live has gotten so much easier. I use Windows 7 for
3 2 program (sets): Adobe CS4, Live Writer, and iTunes (turns out Rhythmbox is not only capable of syncing to the iPhone, but it’s faster).
So, yeah – everything works, it’s super fast, and I won’t look back. Once I figure out how to install Adobe Suite and LiveWriter (or an appropriate equivalent) then I’ll stop using Windows altogether.
I do have one complaint: Linux blogs are all ugly, minus a select few – come on guys, Linux does not have to be ugly – look at Ubuntu, after all!