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Ye gods, it's Ubuntu. [20081219|18:27]
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".
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[User Picture]From: inahandbasket
2008-12-19 18:53 (UTC)
Ah, and another falls prey to tha daaaaaark side!


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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.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-19 19:51 (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: inahandbasket
2008-12-19 19:59 (UTC)
define talk to...
You can always just throw VNC on there if that'll do what you need.
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[User Picture]From: wiggyfish
2008-12-19 20:01 (UTC)
Or even rdesktop, depending on the network security setup.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-19 19:22 (UTC)
The problem is, I know no one ever really gets off the Linux hippie train.
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[User Picture]From: wiggyfish
2008-12-19 20:03 (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-19 19:16 (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: nationofsheep
2008-12-19 19:25 (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-19 19:42 (UTC)
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!
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[User Picture]From: nationofsheep
2008-12-19 21:52 (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: returntosender
2008-12-19 20:41 (UTC)
That bit of QI makes me tear up with laughter just thinking about it!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-22 22:35 (UTC)
It is a beautiful moment. Every time my mobile rings I think, Wo ist mein handy??
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-12-20 02:51 (UTC)
Mein Handy is the best name ever, as long as you pronounce it like Stephen Fry doing camp German accent.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-12-22 22:36 (UTC)
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.
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