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My Journey from MS to Linux

Posted 08-02-2008 at 06:04 PM by bhupendra

I have flirted with various flavours of Linux from the days of Red Hat 4.0 and SuSe 8.0. In the intervening period I have managed to acquire a degree in Computing and IT from Open University, UK. I do not work in IT, and at 58 it is perhaps a little late for finding a job in IT. During the past year, I have familiarized myself with Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSe and Mandriva. I have finally settled on Fedora 9.0 and Ubuntu Hardy. Thanks to, I hope to describe my trials and tribulations and why I settled on Fedora and Hardy, one in Virtual Box. No, I have not yet said good bye to Vista (came preinstalled on my new machine, because my daughter, still at Univesity, comes home and uses Vista. I hardly use it except to edit my website which Firefox can not edit. More later.
SuSe 10.3 and 11.0
I quite liked this distro. I have tried both the KDE and Gnome. I prefer the Gnome desk-top because I am not clever enough to master the KDE although I am told KDE4.0 is great. The problem with SuSe was that the updates were very slow and I kept being timed out. Never succeeded in updasting. adding software became impossible. Therefore, had to ditch it.
This one was quite impressive, but found it difficult to handle.I didn't find it very user friendly. I am sure a lot of people will beg to differ.

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