Installed Ubuntu 10.10 on the laptop this evening (again.) It went fairly well, the only real hiccup was I had to repair windows to get it to start up when selected from the boot loader. I have toyed with Linux before, but prompted this I read that Windows 8 is in the works and and they are going to include the most hated part of the current versions of Office, the Ribbon…
The only thing I think I will have real problems with in a full-time transition to Linux is the lack of Paint Shop Pro. I know there are probably plenty of potent image editing software programs out there, but I have so entrenched in PSP that anything will have a big learning curve. I have even found a theme that makes the desktop look a lot like Windows 7 to ease the visual shock.
I have forgotten just how much I like the looks of no ClearType.
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