Hi everybody (said in best Dr. Nick Riveria accent)
I've been a Windows user since school days when Windows 3.11 was forced upon us, and have used every version since then even ME (where's the poo smiley) and Vista.
A couple of years back I tried Ubuntu on an old Dell M60 laptop, but it seemed to run slower than Windows 7 on it so I installed the lighter weight Lubuntu and took on the battle of Newbie vs. First time Linux configuration.
I won, but there was a major casualty, my disire to continue using the OS.
Multiple desktop configuration options (even to get the right Fonts to load), a long battle with Windows Wifi driver installation, getting Chrome (not Chromium) to install had me looking at editing repositories.
It seemed to be an upward battle, so although I got everything working, it wasn't exactly how I wanted it and so I went back to Windows.
My journey back to Linux probably started when I was messing around with Citrix Xenserver in a lab environment to learn for a job. I installed an X Windows environment on the box so I could manage it a bit easier from the single machine.
You can read more about it on my silly blog here: http://theincredibleaf.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... -dayz.html
Then Windows 8 came out last year and we were forced to use it at work as they are a Microsoft partner and have to use everything M$ produce even if it's shłt...
I had it running on my WOW-tastic Pentium Dual Core work laptop....You have to remeber I was used to a Pentium M Dell M60 so this laptop was blazing fast.
Even with the stupid removal of the start menu, it seemed MS like to release a crap version of Windows for every decent one (yes, that's being kind).
I didn't want to try Ubuntu again, so I looked around on Google for another popular distro and found you guys.
Intstallation was easy...All my hardware was recognised (even my Serial to USB adapter for Cisco config duties) and I'm happy....I'm even using Firefox again and considering a permanent move away from Chrome which has now become as slow as Firefox became after all the fanfare and popularity of around 2004.
So...I'm back...And I think I'll be staying this time.