For the past year I have been playing around with Ubuntu Link as a hobby just for fun, but recently I have started to seriously think about using it as the primary OS on my Dell Laptop.
Right now my Dell is running Vista and the only reason it is running a Windows operating system is because of the fact that I have a Zune, but recently I have used my iPod Touch even more. As I mentioned for a about a year now I have used Ubuntu inside of VMware and even on a Wubi installation, unfortunately its not very stable.
I like Ubuntu as a whole. While the default look isn’t very pleasing to me it is very customizable and my only limit is myself when it comes to customizing the experience. I also like the free software but like the overall look some of its just ugly, I am a sucker for pretty things, though it is very powerful. Probably my favorite thing is that my laptop, 1.66 ghz solo-core, 1gig of ram, and built in intel graphics card, runs Ubuntu about 10 times faster than Vista. In Vista I had problems with the 3d effects and the “Aero” experience, but with Ubuntu I have their 3d effects turned all the way up with no issues.
So here’s my question to you, should I just leave Windows behind and jump on board to the Linux train? Have you made the switch? If so let me know via comment.
Also here are some things that might hinder me in my switch,
My wireless card, Dell mini-1390, doesn’t seem to work(which leads me to my next problem)
I am not very good with the terminal codes and commands.
I use Windows Live Writer, is there any good blog posting software available in Ubuntu?