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When I moved into what I am now able to term my “extended holiday”, I made the decision to move my home sytems across to linux.Â I have had occasional hassles and interesting challenges in getting used to things.Â I started helping people out on forums in an effort to increase my own knowledge and pass on what I have learned.Â 6 months down the line and I am pretty much convinced with it.Â I like it, when it is working it is as good as anything else….better in most cases.
Also, I appear to have been very lucky with Ubuntu.Â I don’t seem to get the issues that people all over their forums get.Â Things just seem to work for me.Â I am still waiting for the nightmarish catastrophe to hit.Â So that’s not it.Â My dual monitor setup (whilst good) has never quite worked how I want it to under Ubuntu, but I have got used to it and am generally happy with it.Â So that’s not it.
The problem is, I miss certain things…certain applications that, no matter how hard I try, I have not managed to suitably replace.Â I suspect that I will be moving back to *Cue scary pre-shock statement music* Windows.
I know, I know, not exactly the post of Laughing Wolf normalcy, but nevertheless…
The question is, do I go Windows 7 or Windows XP?
All logic and what passes for my intelligence suggests I should go back to XP – but recent messing around shows me that Windows 7 is actually pretty good, and in fact seems to be what Vista should have been.Â That said, I have never moved to an MS operating system until it has reached Service Pack 2 stage and I am not sure it is wise to start now.Â Dual booting is out…I can never be arsed to setup two operating sytems into a state I am happy with, so the 2nd one is left alone and ends up just taking up hard disk space…
The other issue…can I get used to a menu system written by Fisher Price and icons that require me to strap binoculars to my head (backwards)..just to make them a reasonable size?
Hmm – CW is off out on Saturday, so I guess I will go for it….and leave the fate of my system in the hands of “which disc will I randomly pickup first”.
Oh please god don’t make it Mac OS (DS…that’s for you )
Anyhoo, onto other matters.
Do I follow the lead of “the very bad man” and refuse to give my new colleagues my Facebook details…or do I continue my normal method of Facebook whoring?Â Â In fairness, he has some slightly dodgy pictures on his…and mine consist of mainly normal pics of me with various women and in varying states of inebriation.
I think I have the safer option here, if I am completely honest.Â That said, I do have links to this blog on there….and I am not entirely sure that I want them reading it…just yet anyway
Same with Twitter…although that is as harmless as it is useless really….so I don’t see any issue there.
I already introduced them to CW at an impromptu get together last night and discovered that they really are a great bunch here…I think I can safely say that I am going to enjoy working here.Â It’s not bad to be able to say that with absolute certainty, after only 3 (well, and a half) days in a place.Â So different to my last place.