100% Linux - Is it possible?
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Feb 3 03:20:41 UTC 2005
On Wednesday 02 February 2005 16:55, David Curry wrote:
>Pete Choppin wrote:
>> I was just looking for a consensus on this...
>> I have been working with Fedora Core 3 for the past month. My new
>> years resolution was to learn Linux. So far, so good.
>> I created a dual-boot Fedora / Windows XP. I am now seriously
>> considering going completely 100% Linux and dumping my Windows
>> partition entirely.
>> The question is - can you live completely without Windows, or do
>> you sooner or later have to resort to Windows again?
>You've had lots of good responses to your question, Pete. The
> consensus is,
>Tchnically - Yes! Practically, it depends on the user and the
> user's environment. For your immediate concern - whether or not
> to dump an existing Windows XP partition - I suggest that you
> consider that partition as close to zero cost insurance. The XP
> license is a sunk cost, your existing applications are functional
> if needed, and your costs at the margin are disk storage space. If
> you need/want more harddisk space, 40G - 80G hard drives are
> available at nominal cost.
What do you mean technically its possible? I came up thru the ranks
of a Quest Super Elf, Timex 1000, TI-99/4a, hitting the CoCo & os9 20
some years ago, thence to a big box amiga which gradually grew into a
fire breathing monster for an amiga (I did my online banking with it
way back when too), then to RH5.1 on a 400mhz K6-II when it came out,
its still my firewall but a bit fresher than 5.1, and still running
FC2 here on this box. Never had a windows box, and don't intend to
ever have one any longer than it takes to put a bootable linux cd in
the drive and install a real OS.
I simply cannot see the use or utility in screwing around with all
their damnedable viri, worms, keyloggers and other nefarious software
that an Active X site can install on your box without even asking if
you want it installed. You want a job done in linux? 98% of it is a
button click away. The rest you might have to write a 300 line bash
script to do. <shrug>
Life is way the hell and gone too short to put up with that M$ crap.
And at 70, I'm all to aware of just how short it could be.
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