This is a first for me…a rant against Linux and for Windoze. I just got a new laptop after my ol’ Gateway broke. I thought I was going to start using Linux Mint 7 Gloria on it, but I think I’m sticking with Vista for a while. Oh noes!! DDD: A traitor has arisen! I’ll tell you why.
I found the Gloria installer confusing. It was OK in its GUI, but when I came to the ‘partition disk’ part, it sudenly got confusing because it said ‘use systems side by side’ or ‘manual partition’, and I had no idea what either one meant, nor did they have a Help dialogue. I was afraid of messing up my brand-new $750 Dell laptop so I’m back to Vista. I’m also thinking about getting Windoze 7 when it comes out, since it’s supposed to use less memory and whatever.
In my 4 years of delving into Linux and other OS’s, what I have found is that it’s not the program as it is what it does. Vista seems to be the answer for now and so I’m going to stick with it and use the rebate to get Windoze 7. Also with Windoze you get stability because it’s not updating like every 10 minutes like Linux, though on the flipside you have to endure endless Windoze Updates updates all the time (but only if you’re connected to the Internets).
This post isn’t meant to inflame anyone over OS’s. I’m free to my own opinion and I don’t think it matters anymore if you use Windows or Linux or Mac. It’s whatever works for you and gets the job done. Afterall they all have the same basic programs anyway for the same tasks: Windows = Microsoft Explorer, Linux = Nautilus, Max = whatever file explorer a Mac has.
Anyways, I’m enjoying my new lappytop. <3