Over the past few years I have been experimenting with Linux, in particular Ubuntu. I always liked the idea of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) but could never really use it because I was always tied down by the applications that I use, primarily Photoshop. Now that I’m an intern for the LaC Project, my life has taken a new and exciting turn for the better, and so has my technological skill set. Now roughly seventy five percent of my computer usage is online, in the cloud. Therefore I have the flexibility of using something like Ubuntu because all I essentially need is a web browser.
Roughly one year ago, I installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my brother’s laptop. At the time I wasn’t even running Ubuntu on my own laptop. I must admit, I used him as an experiment. I wanted see if an everyday person could use Ubuntu and actually like it. Needless to say about 2 weeks ago I asked him how he liked his laptop, he said and I quote “I love it, after using it for a long time, its a lot easier than windows.”
This past weekend I had the pleasure of installing Ubuntu 9.10 on @ajleon and @melissaleon ‘s dell laptops. After a Hard Drive upgrade I will be installing Ubuntu on my own laptop this next weekend. Over the Next few weeks I will be writing about the whole experience, from installation and setup, feature sets, applications, and U.I. and most importantly how to get social with this new OS.