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Screw this, I'm going back to Windows!

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No, I'm not. Because I never left, hihihihi. The title is a clickbait, sure to grab the attention of fanboys. But I do have a serious would-be emotional dilemma slowly building up. Looking back at the percentage of time I spent using Windows in the recent months, I would say it has its parliamentary majority. Mostly because of 3D stuff and games, but partly because I'm tired of hunting for dog turds in the sandbox.

And dog turds in the sandbox is a nice little allegory for finding the right Linux distro that has it all, absolutely all. Is there any one such distro? Well, the answer is not simple. For my specific needs, CentOS is perfect. It runs Gnome 2, it is super-light and super-fast and super-responsive and super-stable, and it's going to be supported for another millennium or so, give or take a century. Then, there's Lucid...

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