Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Adieu Windows

It has been more than a month since I last wrote. I would very much like to have an entry at least once a month.
I am a long time linux user, using linux at work and home, most of the time. Still I had my machine set up for dual boot, and had to go through the rigouros exercise of formatting Windows every few months. Years ago, I would format it to get a clean new shiny system, & after every format, it seemed like I had a hardware upgrade. Since an year or so, I am still following the ritual, but for a different reason; to get rid of all the spyware.

The problem became too bad since I opted for broadband. So last time I had to format, which was around 90 days back, I decided to say good bye to dual booting windows. Of course, I still own hardware devices that are unsupported on Linux, but I am firm in my new year resolution, no windows on my home pc from now on. Fortunately, I no longer need to document my code & other stuff in Microsoft Word, so my office pc is running linux as happily. I have begun converting my powerpoint presentations to OpenOffice formats.

Bye Bye Windows, may you never reside in my PCs RAM and disk ever again !!


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