I’ve officially made the switch away from Windows today. The R52 Thinkpad I use as my primary computer is now running Ubuntu. I haven’t the heart to compile Gentoo on it yet… but I hear it’s a smidge faster and lot lighter.
So far so good – I’ve got wired and wireless networking up and running. 181 updates completed using Synaptic package manager, and now I’m going to tackle video drivers.
I will be forced to run a virtual machine with Windows XP for work. There are a few applications I have to run locally to do my job… but I’m going to force myself to stay in the linux environment as much as I can so I get used to it. I’m already looking forward to it.