End of last week, Windows was kind enough to give me the annual “Blue Screen of Somehow I Screwed Up My Own Internals I Hope You Weren’t Doing Any Real Important Work Because You’ll Have to Reinstall the Operating System of Death.” Gasp.
We’ve all been there. What really bugged me is that when it happened, I sighed and just thought to myself that this is “the price of computing.” This had become normal and acceptable to me… Then I shook myself a bit and became determined to rid myself, as much as possible, of the OS from Redmond. No offense; I love Excel, think there’s some great usability in there, but it’s just not my cup of tea.
Eventually I’ll end up with a Macbook Pro; I feel the call of the siren as much as anybody. Until then, I’m on Suse 10.1 desktop and so far I’m quite pleased.
I’ll blog again later along on the specifics of the setup, but I’ll just say that the XGL desktop is both wicked COOL and very functional.