This Amazon ad for 3-1/4 floppy disks was on the Facebook. Just in case you need some for your Windows 95 computer.
I have been running Microsoft Windows exclusively on my home desktop computer since I got it several months ago. Windows has served me well at work and at home but I got the itch to dual boot operating systems on my computer so I installed Ubuntu Budgie which is an open source Linux based operating system that works a lot like Windows and looks a little like the Mac OSX.
Both OS’s have their strong points but like Hannah Montana I wanted the best of both worlds. Linux is much more customizable because it is open source. Windows has a rich application platform and I need it for home productivity and there are things that it runs that Ubuntu Budgie does not.
In a way it allows me to have two somewhat different computers in one. This is going to give me flexibility and a little bit of fun. As a matter of fact I am writing this post on Ubuntu Budgie.
For years I used Microsoft Windows just like everyone else. I got tired of it and switched to Linux. Now that I have a new computer loaded with Windows 10 Professional I am really enjoying all the new things it’s bringing to the table. I like all the cool features built-in and the software store.
I have been able to get digitally organized and I have a few social apps running too. My computer is a refurbished Dell and there was a clean install of Windows 10 without a lot of bloat-ware. You can do a great deal with Win 10 without a lot of other software installed. As I mentioned before the software store allows you to download a lot of cool apps many of which cost you nothing. I am even enjoying the hybrid Edge-Chromium web browser.
All-in-all I am really enjoying. I am an old school desktop guy so this new system I have is agreeing with me. Blogging from a desktop is my favorite way to post. You can be geeky and rock it like Bill Gates. My view of Microsoft has indeed softened and I am warming up to it.
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.
The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.
I hate Windows for this reason. Updates take forever and just puts a monkey wrench in your day. If I knitted I could make a sweater for a small dog in the time this runs.
I downloaded the WordPress App for Linux and it is a great tool to keep you focused on composing blog posts. I really like it and when all I want to do is write or read blogs its a great piece of software. You can also manage all the functions of all the blogs you operate. Download it today if you have iOS, Linux or Windows. You will be a much better blogger for doing so.
Before broadband and fiber optic Internet you had to dial-up by phone using a modem. The connection was as fast as your phone line and computer and how far away you were from the phone company. The struggle was real back then.