Going back to Windows

Well guys, it’s been a good run, but I’ve decided that this Linux thing just isn’t working out.

I have been working on configuring Windows 7 machines for work, and I have found that it’s pretty much everything I could want in an operating system.

Linux is… well, it’s just not ready for prime time yet. Maybe in another ten years or so. Or if Microsoft comes out with their own distro, I might give it another try then. But until then, Windows 7 rocks!

I’m going to be formatting all of my Linux machines this weekend and I just bought Windows 7 licenses for all of them. This is going to be AWESOME!

So, as for this blog, keep checking back. I’m going to be changing its name to something else, obviously, I just haven’t decided what yet. Maybe “Windows Help”. I think it’d be cool to post Windows tips and tricks for the average user here, maybe something a little more in-depth once in a while for the more advanced user. I dunno. Still working on that concept.

At any rate, those Linux users who are still reading, you should give the new Windows a try. I was pretty skeptical, but WOW. It really blew me away. I’m done with Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Slackware, all of it.

Time to go mainstream!

Cheers!

– Trent

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13 thoughts on “Going back to Windows

  1. leaving too soon.. you should really check out the next version of lucid first….. its supposed to be damn near perfect. oh well.

  2. Aha. What a funny guy :|
    ;) :P :D

    (why bother typing lotsa words when a smiley will… do… oh… hmmmm. doh!)

    Ahem. Since it’s way past *that* date… let me state for the record that I did try VISTA 7 x64 on my Windoze dev box (sadly, I have to use windoze as well as linux), and uninstalled it as fast as I removed the original vista garbage and went back to XP SP3! New sheep, same wolf!

    I like linux mint too BTW, and use CentOS 5.x x86_64 on my dev/test server as that’s what the VPS’s I manage/dev for clients use.

    When will M$ just DIE??!
    /rant

    Interesting blog! I enjoyed your experiences looking for a linux notebook. Thanks for saving me some time. :)

    Cheers!

  3. Perhaps someone in Redmond said, “The next version of Windows needs to be smaller and faster, like Linux, without giving up features.” Yes, Windows 7 is a definite improvement over earlier efforts. Still, I wouldn’t call it a game changer.

    Linux distros are doggedly tracking Windows in ease of use. Imagine when Windows 7 is five years old and current (future) Linux distros are just as easy to use as Windows 7. Then, there’s all the other stuff.

    The best I can say is, “Congratulations Microsoft. You seem to be getting it. Are all those ‘real’ people in your commercials who ‘invented’ Windows 7 Linux users. Next, we suggest you address those paranoia and greed issues — basic megalomania stuff.”

    Trent, I never know when to take you seriously, anymore. How goes the new notebook?


    • Imagine when Windows 7 is five years old and current (future) Linux distros are just as easy to use as Windows 7

      Arguably there are already distros out there that are (and have been) easier to use than Windows 7, Ubuntu and Linux Mint are two examples that completely blow Win7 out of the water when it comes to non-technical users and ease of use.

      I was just talking to a coworker this morning about a laptop I set up for her kids to use. It was old and inadequate for Windows (even XP) so I set it up with Linux Mint 8. Her kids use it and have never even asked her how to do things on it… they just do them. :)


      Trent, I never know when to take you seriously, anymore. How goes the new notebook?

      Well, this was an April Fools post, to be sure. I have used Windows 7 quite a bit, and I can’t say I was too impressed. As another friend of mine puts it, “Windows 7 is just a tarted up XP”. :-P

      My new notebook is fricking AWESOME. I’m planning a full writeup about it here soon, once I get around to it.

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