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This new job really makes me think... Windows vs Linux

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As everyone knows, I'm a huge Linux fanatic... but, the more and more I use linux, the more I grow to love it and hate it at the same time. Such as yesterday everything was working, today a kernel update came out and now it changed my Creative Labs sound card to default and won't let me change it back to my ATI onboard so my sound works (Creative Labs doesn't have drivers for XFi cards in linux yet). I've been thinking about putting a virtual server on my linux install and then running windows from linux... but now I'm really questioning if I should do it the other way around. Install windows and run a virtual desktop of linux on that. I love linux to death, but sometimes it seems as if I require windows for quite a bit. And of course, with all of this questioning... I'm really questioning where my future is going to bring me.

I've always loved the though of working for Red Hat, but I've began really thinking about artificial intelligence and that sort of thing... so I don't think Red Hat is going to be the best of options for me if I choose to follow that idea. That isn't to say I'm going to be required to use Windows by any means. That just happens to be another point as to which direction I should move in my development through either choice of operating system.

I use linux at school and at my job at MSUM and it works wonderfully, but I think it's still lacking the desktop features it really requires to be a fully functional OS for the consumer market.

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