Originally Posted by dixiecop
My son writes Ruby code for a living and a few years back he introduced us to Ubuntu. We dumped Windows with all of its attendant headaches and have looked back.
First introduced Ubuntu to my old laptop running a 6 gig virus called Vista, it had become so frikken bloated I could brew a cup of tea while it booted up, and it took around 90 seconds to shut down.
I was anal retentive about spyware and adware and regularly ran a few different reputable
programs to clean the crap out of it, but it just kept getting slower and slower. It seemed to be a given that every so often if you wanted to keep any Windows based OS clean, you had to do a complete reinstall after x amount of time.
The time it took to reboot after each blue screen of death was what finally did me in and I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu.
The difference was amazing, my old laptop got a whole new lease of life, ran fast and stopped crashing, and continues to do so to this day.
Windows was crap, is crap, and will be crap as far as I am concerned, I am over it. When I get home it will be time to build a new box, I intend to run everything out of it including my twin 22 inch monitors, my 38 inch television and sound system, all run with Ubuntu, all the software is there to do it and it is free. Just got to sort out some decent hardware.