Linux and Me, Part 1: Distros and life beyond Windows
A year ago I had the frightening Windows realization that between Anti-Virus, Firewall and Defender (what does it do?) software, my PC was still not secure. I had a couple of days of stress as I tried to unload some ugly spyware. I then uploaded some Anti-Spyware software only to discover there was some conflict between all my security software and the stuff I… you know… use on my PC. I found this really upsetting, unbelievably frustrating and that was the point where I no longer trusted Windows.
I have a computer that works, and should work well and don’t want to shell out for a Mac. So, I surfed over to the geek area of the internet to look at the alternative: Linux. I knew it was free and I knew it was pretty powerful, was I was kind of expecting to be sent back to the days of the DOS command line, I thought it deserved a look. It is well beyond the command line, and I really like what I saw.
Trying out Linux is really easy. In fact, it is shockingly easy. You can do it on your own machine without installing anything or any commitment at all.