Today I bid farewell to Windows Vista. And hello Ubuntu !!!
Well not exactly… I still have Vista as a dual- boot option.But I don’t see myself logging in to Vista any time soon.
It came soon- even though they warned me that it could be ‘months’ before I get it.
I decided not to wipe out Vista and installed Ubuntu on ‘top of’ the Windows.
The installation was quite smooth. I used the instructions posted here
My first reaction after I booted into ubuntu was- Cool !!! This is fast !!!
My wife was not so impressed though she was relieved that her favourite application i.e. (not Internet Explorer) Firefox works
But when I showed her how to get to Sudoku from Applications>Games – she was actually pleased
I spent rest of the day installing my suite of applications and tools- Apache, Tomcat, Php, MySql , Java, Groovy ,Grails,Spring,Hibernate,Eclipse,ant
Most of the applications – I was able to install from the System>Administration>Synaptic Package manager
(One piece of advice- when in Synaptic package manager- do not use quick search to search for applications- use the Search button instead.)
All in all – it was a smooth and a very satisfying experience.
Sorry Amit- I know you love windows. But sometimes you gotta shut the window and open the door to get the fresh air in