Well I did it. I made it one whole week using linux. I have to admit I love the OS. Some of the things I need to do require a larger learning curve, but most things that I have done are pretty simple. The main reason I picked the distribution Slackware for my first linux install was that everyone said it was the hardest to learn. Figure if I'm going to learn anything might as well jump in with both feet. I still have a lot to learn, and a lot to do as far as setting up my hardware, but I'm going to take it one day at a time.
So why did I feel the need to convert over to linux? Windows XP. There are so many restrictions on that thing than you can shake a stick at. I've never installed it, but from the sound of things I don't want to. Having to purchase the software (technically you aren't purchasing it, it's more of a lease or something) then activate it, and can't use it like this or that or this or that. Way to many restrictions on what I (as a man who wants to feel like he has actually bought it) can do with it. So I never did purchase the OS. I do have a burned copy of windows 98. I did not receive one with my PC, but it was on there when I got it, I feel like I'm entitled to have it. I'm quite sure that most people break the liscense Microsoft gives out without even knowing it. I know my relitives do. Good Christian people who would never ever steal even a stick of bubble gum are piraters stealing from companies like Microsoft.
And now I'm just rambling. (Like I wasn't before.
) But I don't understand one thing. Opensource. How does linux not get hacked with opensource? Could you imagine if windows was opensource?
Anyway thanks for helping people like me out.