In the last entry of this series, I discussed the true cost of owning a Windows-based computer. Although the one-time upfront fee may sound like a great deal, in order to keep your computer running for years to come, you must invest a large amount of time, money and effort.
In this entry, I would like to discuss an alternative to the Windows operating system: Linux.
Product keys are available! Follow these instructions
I got a 32 and 64-bit key, just in case. Everyone still advises going elsewhere for the actual ISO, as most of the straight-from-Microsoft downloads crap out at about 350Mb. I’m happily downloading the 64-bit version currently, and will probably be able to report back on Monday about what it’s like.
I have been none-too-happy with Microsoft lately, but am willing to give Windows 7 a try. I doubt I will switch back to Windows full time, but I have never used the DirectX 10 capabilities in my video cards, so I’m excited about this release!
Also, I am working on Comic #2, inspired by my friend Chuck Danner. Stay tuned for that!
Oh, man, 6 AM never seemed this tired before…
My 2-year-old son was tragically awakened by the loud thunderstorms that we’re having in the area today. He’s sitting in his hand-made bear chair, which my grandfather created, cut, assembled and stained by hand. Cup of water and goldfish crackers nearby, he’s happily watching Growing Up With Winnie the Pooh – A Great Day of Discovery (when he wants to watch something, we let him choose from the DVD rack).
My head is killing me, I really need to get some coffee into me before I fall asleep again. Maybe I’ll take a nap today when he goes down. Here’s a few resources for those of you out there that are a bit averse to naps:
If you have your trusty PMOG toolbar installed, you’ll notice the last link has a mission with related napping information.
Personally, I will probably be drinking some coffee and laying down for a good 20 minute Neuro Programmer 2 session. This has worked for me in the past, and we’ll see a good real-world application today.