Anyone using Microsoft stuff like Outlook, Office 360, etc for home/personal use? I kinda like using a lot of stuff that comes with the operating system to make things as seamless as possible. What do you think?
By the way I am trying to use WordPress Blocks in composing my blog posts now. I guess its time to stretch the old noggin.
I bought a new computer this past week and it came with Microsoft Windows 10 Professional. This is the first time I have used Windows at home on a regular basis in quite some time. Like anything, there is a learning curve that goes along with it. I am getting to know it and there are some things I like and others I don’t. For over 10 years I used one Linux distro or another and have enjoyed it. But it’s OK to try something different, something old and familiar with some new polish. isn’t it?
Almost everyone uses Microsoft’s or Apple’s operating system to power their machines so this is as much a social experiment as anything. This new system I have is the most powerful machine I have owned and yes I am going to stick to using Windows 10 so I can be more fluent in it. As a matter of fact, I am writing this post on the native Edge web browser.
Let’s see what happens. It’s going to be an adventure to be sure.
I am struggling to come up with clever titles for these posts about my time in exile from Facebook. At some point, I feel I will need to go back and say hi to my connections and do some massive surgery on my presence there. In the meantime, it’s all good for me not being in that space. Next week it will have been two months which is surprising. Thanks for your support in this time away from that all-consuming and controversial spot on the Interweb.
One screen is good. Two screens are better. I added another monitor to my nerd corner to enjoy it twice as much. Each monitor will do different things and that sort of thing. I am really going to enjoy this setup.
Inspired by fellow blogger Robin I have switched my Linux distribution back to Xubuntu 18.04 from Ubuntu 19.04. This is due in part to Ubuntu not wanting to load properly. Xubuntu also uses fewer system resources and is very customizable without a lot of tweaking. I added a few apps for audio, photo management, photo editing, a calendar that syncs with Google and a few other things. I can always add more things as I need it too. Like Robin said its like coming home to a familiar neighborhood.
I don’t know how we keep up with our lives online because all the usernames and passwords to remember. Just think of all the apps on your phone and sites on your laptop/tablet that must have login information to provide. When you migrate to a new device you have to recall all that information to be able to use those services. Yes there are password managers and the like but you know those require usernames and passwords too. I am sure you have the same experiences too. Frustrating, oh yes.