Posted on 2 Comments

Oh My G_D! I don’t know Windows!

It’s been only a few hours since the Alienware Aurora R8 arrived. In this little time I have nothing but good things to say about it. Notably, I purchased a basic system, thus I will have upgrade the hardware to my liking with top-of-the line hardware.

However, there’s one thing I really dislike. I’m trying to make sense of it as I write this. I’ve just realized that I’ve forgotten everything I knew about Windows. The last time I officially used windows for personal use was during Windows 98. Since then, I officially moved to Linux, an OS I’ve been using since nearly it’s beginning. Yes, I use windows at work, but only from a professional user’s perspective, log-in, use MS office apps, create a report, modify a report, log-out, etc. However, the “Oh My G_D! I don’t know Windows!” It’s just sarcasm. I know the OS, I just opt to ignore using it.

Windows 10, in my opinion is worse than windows 98. I had little interactions with Windows 7, but what I’ve know from that Windows version is that it was good. Why I’ve like Linux? I liked Linux because I’m able to dive deep into the inner core of the operating system. I’m able to change things to my liking, from the OS up to the Desktop. Thus, when I configure a renewed or used system for a friend or customer I make sure that they end-up with a system they can use with confidence.

I’m not referring to the point-and-click aspects of customizing. I’m referring to the deep technical things I personally like to do with the OS. I can make it be what ever I like. I can make it work in which ever way I want.
It’s a matter of time (today) that I’ll be installing Debian 10 Buster, then, migrating all of my OS and Desktop modified files into it. In fact, I tell you this, the Linux OS is good, even with an old nearly obsolete hardware it performs flawlessly. Thus, with something new like this it will certainly out-perform the current OS by miles.

All the professional software I need is open source readily available for me to install. All of the entertainment software (most of the games I play) have been migrated to Linux. I no longer need a Windows PC laying around to play games. However, with some notable exceptions there are some quirts that developers need to resolve but those are works in progress . I’ll see what takes place tonight once I’ve install Linux into this system.

2 thoughts on “Oh My G_D! I don’t know Windows!

  1. Oh my word. Windows 10. I don’t know it either, from the user perspective. It looks and feels totally alien to me.

    At the system level, I have no clue at all. I have not done any serious Windows development since Windows NT 20 years ago. Since then, it has been Linux all the way.

    My wife has used MacOS and now use Windows 10 on her new laptop. Of course, she pulls me in whenever she hits a snag, and I have to plow through that alien OS to help her out.

    I am tempted to drop Linux on her laptop, but I keep thinking it’ll become a support nightmare. Well, maybe not so much. I’ll have to see how well and which window managers support the touch screen well.

    I may have dropped Linux on it earlier, but I keep running into annoying problems, like connecting my bluetooth headset. (using KDE / Kunbuntu). It autoconnects, but always winds up in phone mode. I have to disconnect and reconnect to get it into headphone mode. Not sure why.

    I can tolerate small annoyances like this, but my wife cannot. Getting the audio to “just work” remains a problem. No where near as bad as it used to be, but enough to make me hesitate recommending Linux for the totally non-tecnical crowd.

    Almost there, but not quite yet. 🙁

    1. Hi Friedrich,

      The last time I’ve developed using windows back then in the days of VB6. Since I have not touched that environment. I have no choice but to use windows as a professional user at work. Old Macs work nicely in dual boot mode – the process is also kind of difficult to follow but once installed Linux SuSe works great and all drives where installed. I installed SuSe linux in a Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 2.0 13″ (Black) Specs Identifiers: MacBook – MA472LL/A. A work colleage purchased that MAC from me 4 years ago and it’s still going strong. I have newer MacBook Pro but I only use Linux within virtualbox it runs good.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *