I installed fresh copies of Windows 7 and drivers and such, and everything from a technical point of view is working "OK"....Netflix, HD video playback, etc...all work as expected.
I've even installed Steam so I can play "Portal".
I did install 8gigs of RAM which is really a massive amount of memory for such a small device.
With the RAM, however, I can run Virtual Box and I do have a few Linux virtual machines running.
All that said, I totally miss Linux!
I don't Netflix nearly that much on this, so that doesn't matter.
I don't have a source for HD videos.
I've finished "Portal", and "Portal II".
I think that simply over time, I don't trust Windows. For some reason lately, Firefox takes over 1 minute to even start. VLC crashes on certain videos and even when it doesn't, it too takes a significantly long time to start.
I miss apt-get.
I miss being different.
I miss the always there, always working, always reliable command line.
I honestly think "Windows Explorer" (not Internet Explorer) is broken.
There are some features I like in Windows 7, but having multiple workspaces on such a small screen is almost mandatory, and still not inherent to Windows.
I'm not sure where this post is headed...I just wanted to share and hope you'll take me back and forgive me for cheating on you.
I have other drives and when I get back home on Tuesday, I am installing Linux!
The more the merrier , i have a windows machine for the wife and it is ok but i prefer the pingouin also for the flexibility , nice to see you back , sure you can help a lot of people here (with over 1800 posts)....and i like to be different also
3 Slackware12.1 and 1 Debian Squeeze (3 puters), purring
It just so happens that I'm not much interested in gaming. In the time it takes for me to get good at an elaborate game, I get bored. And I can't really afford netflix. I believe that this is why I haven't used Windows in years. I've never once used Vista or Windows 7. But other people are going to have a more difficult time of it.
I hear you. I ran Windows at work for a few years, but eventually I got so tired of dealing with its shortcomings that I went to some pretty extreme lengths to get Linux installed and still be able to do my job. Never regretted it, and the fact that I'm on a different OS has actually exposed a couple of bugs in the software I'm working on.
My last box with XP just croaked the power supply last week so for the first time since Win3.0, I am windowless. Except for playing a little CIV II, I haven't used a Redmond OS for years. Don't miss it, of course, but I now know so little about the current Windows that I can't even throw barbs at it.