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Just switched to Ubuntu from Windows…

“This was actually my first post… I wrote it the second day after shifting to Ubuntu… The simplicity and total control was amazing.. i was in total awe of the OS… but somehow this post got lost in all the drafts that I have… Just found it yesterday… So here it is ‘My first blog post‘ “

So this would be my first post on this amazing blog of mine.. and what better occasion than my switching over to Ubuntu as my primary desktop OS

For those of you who don’t know what Ubuntu is, its an operating system derived from Debian which in turn is an operating system based on GNU/Linux.. so yeah I have switched to Linux !!

As for the reason for switching from Windows, I was bored with the same interface for the last 7 years (thats when i started using pc)… and of-course there was the issue of my sound driver getting corrupt too often.. while browsing through the Internet, i read somewhere that Linux would lend me safe haven from all these driver corruption and instability issues.. and when i finally did switch, I was not at all disappointed.

The installation was a breeze.. After finishing the installation, it took me just 10 seconds as the booting time !! yes you read it right, 10 seconds !! 10 seconds and the desktop appeared.. and there was no dangling hourglass.. the system was ready to use.. I said to myself, thats not possible and restarted my machine.. this time I was ready, as soon as the desktop appeared i clicked on the firefox icon and to my surprise it opened instantly!! I was impressed.. No more wait at the boot screen and then at the desktop for that hourglass to disappear..

I browsed through the menus just to have a peek at what comes in the 700MB Ubuntu Operating System… yeah just 700MB.. I was thoroughly satisfied with the content that they managed to squeeze in the 700MB install..

The desktop was elegant and clean(by default Ubuntu comes with GNOME, more on GNOME in a later post, for the moment just know that it is a desktop environment).. I liked the default theme too..

I highly recommend you to give it a try.. UBUNTU

Throughout this blog i shall keep posting about my various experiences with Ubuntu and Linux, whatever issues i face and what solutions i found for them.. about the nature of Linux and Ubuntu and why Ubuntu has now become and shall be my primary OS for a long time to come..

I invite you to this journey through the world of Ubuntu Linux and open-source with me… see ya at the next post..

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  1. June 16, 2011 at 4:11 am

    thanks for sharing, and also for introducing me to ubuntu…..will wait for more from this blog……in the meanwhile temme can i have a displaybar where i can see all the drives….like i dont want to go to places, then comp to go into a drive…..
    Anjali.

  2. June 30, 2011 at 12:16 am

    conky for a cool display on your desktop. Also, try gdesklets if u cannot be bothered to setup conky. Good luck

    • June 30, 2011 at 4:05 am

      Thanks.. I did have conky all setup and blazing for a while… amazing effects !! However at the moment I am currently using a minimalist desktop with the elegant-gnome theme and custom docky..

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