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March 29, 2009 at 5:42 am Leave a comment

So, about Linux. This is actually not first time I’ve tried it. It was last year that I got my first taste of Linux. I guess one day I just got curious about it, so I read some stuff about Linux, and from what I read it looked so good that I wanted to try it out. After reading up on the different distributions I decided to try Mandriva, since it is aimed at new Linux users. It installed ok and it looked pretty nice, but it ran pretty slow. So then I tried Ubuntu. Everyone said good things about it, but I was faced with some very annoying problems, the biggest of which was constant freezing that forced me to restart my computer. I spent hours trying to figure out what was wrong, but to no avail. No matter what I did it still kept hanging. That didn’t leave a very good impression on me.
So then I forgot about Linux for a while, went back to using my trusty Windows XP. A week or two ago I was about to reinstall XP (my stuff gets cluttered and disorganized and sometimes I’m too lazy to organize it, so I reinstall :P), when I had an idea: why not try Linux again? Before that I had read about a Linux distro called Mint that looked interesting. But since it was based on Ubuntu I was a bit worried that a bunch of stuff would go wrong. Surprisingly, there was no freezing at all, and I’m quite happy with it.
Of course, it’s not perfect. There are some things I just can’t get to work, but I’m still a noob at Linux, so I’ll probably get them sometime. And of course there’s the whole thing about not being able to run Windows programs in Linux… that’s pretty annoying too.


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