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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I have used various flavours of *nix (remember DEC Alphas? Sparc10s?), Macs (G3,G4,G5) and Windows since I first became a scientist. But I managed to resist it for years.
Today, I succumbed.
I'm finally a Linux user.
ETA: I have also named my new netbook "Mein Handy".
Ah, and another falls prey to tha daaaaaark side!
I should really fire up my linux partition and test some of the new mouse gestures stuff to see if I can finally switch full-time. It's the only thing holding me back at this point.
Not until I'm convinced it'll talk reliably to the Windows box I have to leave plugged into a certain network port at college. If it takes too much faffing, I will just install XP.
define talk to...
You can always just throw VNC on there if that'll do what you need.
Or even rdesktop, depending on the network security setup.
The problem is, I know no one ever really gets off the Linux hippie train.
either the Second Coming of Christ, or the biggest hippie the world has ever seen
Er -- I don't see why that would be exclusive.
Yeah, I was supposed to have left for a party about two hours ago. Granted, I was still working on real work until 45 minutes ago, but now I'm just here because I can't stop configuring.
Extended use of and programming in Linux has now gotten me to a different place about the whole thing. It's just a computer. The more exposure you have to OS's the better.
In fact, when I worked for clusterfs which was full of Linux kernel programmers, everyone had a Mac. There were very few of the kernel developers actually using Linux on their desktop. Out of 35 kernel developers, maybe two programmed from a Linux laptop. The rest had Mac's.
I agree. I think I would have felt a lot more scared about installing a new OS without the broad range of experience I've been fortunate to have.
I think I should probably put it down for a little while and go home, though. After all, increased flexibility in my working conditions was the whole point of buying this thing!
Haha. Damn computers! It's supposed to be a tool to save you time but it ends up being the cause of the problem we were trying to solve to begin with.
That bit of QI makes me tear up with laughter just thinking about it!
It is a beautiful moment. Every time my mobile rings I think, Wo ist mein handy??
Mein Handy is the best name ever, as long as you pronounce it like Stephen Fry doing camp German accent.
I wonder if the camp German accent would make it acceptable to start up the "Christopher Biggins has up his bottom" game in polite company.