2006-06-01 2209 Linux: We've spent the day hitting the delete key a lot. Christa has finally raised her hand and said 'Hallelujiah' to the Lord, asking repentence and begged that her sins be cleansed.

Die, evil files. And you, and you, and you………..

We’ve spent the day hitting the delete key a lot. Christa has finally raised her hand and said ‘Hallelujiah’ to the Lord, asking repentence and begged that her sins be cleansed.

In other words, she’s getting rid of Windows XP and moving over to the promised land of all-Linux computing. Aaaaaaaaaaaaamen, another sinner is saved, praise the lor’, etc.

Like any other religious conversion, it’s a painful process. It’s involved lots of moving files around, deleting stuff, CD burning and making tough decisions about what to keep and what to throw away. I’m pretty sure that just like the Christian who keeps porn DVDs under his bed, she’ll still use XP for some things, mainly involving 3d rendering and the like. Until I’ve worked out how to get Poser 6 and Vue d’Esprit working anyways. Instead of going the usual dual-boot route I’m going to set up vmware so she can boot “into” XP while Linux is happily chugging along as well. Clever, eh?

By the end of tomorrow she should have a laptop that’s 3-5 times faster, more stable, have more room on the hard disk and have lots of fun new programs to play with. Without paying a thing, all legally, and without a single hardware upgrade.

Linux. Damn good. Why not give it a try sometime?

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