2012-02-02 22:00

$HOME is where .bashrc is

I have a confession to make. For the last year or so, my main operating system has been Windows 7. Yes, I know, it may come as a shock to some, specially if you have read this which is my post that had most hits in a day ever.

How did that happen? What happened to me? What was I thinking? It's a boring and uninteresting story.

I joined Canonical. My old notebook wouldn't cut it. My new one would not take Ubuntu without a fight. I said "hey, I will live in a VM!". The VM was deadly slow. I had to develop windows software (yes). Some stuff would not work right on the VM. And slowly, things just started piling up in the bare-metal OS, which was, yes Windows 7 Home Premium.

As a whole, Windows 7 is not horrible. Most things work well. What it is, is a desert for a developer. Sure, you can get a plant to grow there, but you have to put a lot of effort into it.

So, today I installed Kubuntu Oneiric (absolutely no problem now!), gathered all the data from the old notebook, the VM, the windows installation, deleted windows, and moved into Linux again, and made Windows the VM.

I missed it.


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