Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

A Letter to Windows 8.1 from a non-technical Linux user

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft

Hello, Windows 8.1

I am a non-technical Linux user. But wait! Before you turn away in denial (yes, we exist), let me tell you that I once was a long time Windows user. In fact, I started my relationship with your family when I met your great-grand parent, Windows 3.11. 95 and I worked side by side, and 98 also drew me closer to your family. Then I learned how to install OSs myself and thus became a good friend of ME, to whom I painfully had to let go when XP came along.

Can I call you "Blue"?

Well, it's true that my dealings with your family became tense thanks to XP, but I forgave him for all of his uncontrollable RAM cravings and constant infections. I made myself like him as everybody else did. He was a popular guy.

Blue, your cousin Vista came one day and told me that I had to forget about XP. Vista made me dislike your family intensely. That's when I became a Linux user, you see?

No, Seven did not mend things. He has Vista blood after all.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) to Reach End of Life Soon

Canonical has just announced that Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) will reach end on life in just a couple of weeks, on July 23. Read more

You Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"

Now that Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" has been officially released, both for the MATE and Cinnamon flavors, the upgrade path has been opened for the users of older versions. Read more

YotaPhone drops Android for Sailfish OS

You may not have heard of them but Yota is a Russian company who dared to be different with their YotaPhone 2 smartphone. While most manufacturers tend to stick to tried-and-tested designs, Yota took a risk with the YotaPhone 2 and if you somehow haven’t heard of it, the dual-screen smartphone was one of the most unique Android devices ever made. Read more

Today in Techrights