Friday, July 4, 2008

Freedom, Finally!

I have done it! On 25th night at 11 pm, my computer was freed (well not totally) from the feudal rule of Microsoft Windows!

I have now shifted usage almost completely to Debian Linux. I dont want to elaborate on the advantages, read Hari Shankar's blog here for a Free man's view on Open source software usage.

But I've to mention specifically that the scalability and the package concept of installing software in Linux really impressed me!

Now Warcraft 3 gaming is all that holds me back onto booting in Windows once in a while. FOSS Contributors, Here I come!..


Hari said...

Congrats, buddy! Honored to be the first guy to congratulate you on your achievement! Guess I'm goanna get a LOT of clicks from your link :-)

Btw, which distro did you install? Ubuntu? You should've mentioned more about the 'experience' and stuff...

Anyways, better late than never.

All hail FOSS!

(I'm writing this from Ubuntu Hardy Heron! :D )

Neethu said...

like i commented in hari's post...i've got 2 ubuntu cds at home..too reluctant to let go of xp;)

Abhi said...

Congrats on getting onto the Linux bandwagon! Never too late!

Hari Vishnu said...


it was probably ur post that pushed me into this thing finally.. though i did always have a dual boot.. yea ur post was inspiring to me, so let it help the others too :-)..

i installed debian by the way.. ive mentioned on the post.. loved it a lot..

n yea.. All hail FOSS!

Hari Vishnu said...

@ thinkin
refer to abhis comment above!

@ abhi
true, its never too late!

Mahesh Mahadevan said...

Congrats! If only you had seen my Debian t-shirt :-)
Are you on stable/testing/unstable?
I still boot into both Linux and Windows quite often (although not much at home, in a (mostly vain) attempt to look sane in front of family).
My vulnerabilities are Google Talk (often used to talk to a room-neighbor because of lethargy to reach for the phone) and freshly cracked pieces of software such as FL 8. Atleast as long as I'm in India, I have to feed my pirate side :-)

@nuP said...

Hmm seems like a lotta people are writing about linux. Well I have Open Suse 10.3 installed on my PC for quite some time now. I dont use it very often. But now, I think I have second thoughts! :)

Good one!

FreeBird said...

You can play Warcraft in your favorite Linux too, thanks to Cedega. It is the "Commercial re-implementation of the Windows API for Linux with a focus on gaming".

Hari Vishnu said...


well u're standing where i was a month ago.. better switch fast, bro :-)

Hari Vishnu said...

i thought that thing was called wine?