Snippet: Giving Up on Windows ☇

Shared on November 20, 2013

I know this was from about a week ago, but I thought I’d share—Adrian Kingsley-Hughes offers his experience of switching away from Windows:

After more than two decades of being a dedicated Windows power user, someone who over that time has installed and supported countless systems running versions of Windows spanning from 3.0 to 8.1, I’ve now all but given up on the platform.

It might sound odd, but writing these words actually makes me sad. I devoted my 10,000 hours to mastering the platform, plus thousands more, and got the point where there wasn’t a file, registry entry, or command line trick that I wasn’t familiar with.

The thought has crossed my mind as to what platform I might switch to if Apple’s ecosystem just wasn’t cutting it for me and I think the answer right now would be some version of Linux, probably Ubuntu. Still, I’m nowhere near that point yet, but it’s good to have options.

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