It’s that time of year when I get tired of looking at my Windows desktop and start exploring other operating systems. I’ve tried Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core before but one week is all it took for me to move back to Windows.
This time, I tried installing Ubuntu Linux. And surprise surprise, I’ve been using it as my main desktop for almost three weeks now. This is the longest so far and it seems that I’ll be using it for some more time.
This is Ubuntu using the Beryl Windows Manager. I use Gaim to connect to my instant messenger services and Mozilla Firefox to browse the web and check my internet mail. I realized that a good web browser and an instant messenger client are all I need for my home PC.
There are still problems like my unrecognized video camera and memory stick drive but other than that, I am very satisfied. The Beryl Windows Manager in particular is very impressive and is enough to impress my friends.
Windows Vista and Mac OS Leopard are coming out soon and when they do, I might reconsider moving to those operating systems but for the meantime, this Ubuntu Linux is going to be my default OS.
In fact, I am writing this blog using Mozilla Firefox in Ubuntu Linux.