rens99 - 4:30 pm on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Nice topic.. Windows is a really good OS, but since the beginning I knew there must be something better.
I use Linux for more then 10 years, mainly for servers.. once in a while i tried using Linux as desktop.
Ubuntu is nice, but it cannot make me feel comfortable.. For a long time I'm a FreeBSD guy, I just love that OS.
As for march 1, my Windows 7 installation was doing difficult, I had to upgrade to an official release ($$$)
I knew there was PC-BSD 7, and guess what, that week they released PC-BSD 8. Bye bye Windows, it was a nice time for about 15 years.. i still remember your floppy disk installation for Windows 95, Chicago, thank you very much but I'm done with it.
PC-BSD is running like never before. Based on rock solid FreeBSD, installed with X, KDE out of the box. I disabled the cube desktop and some other things.. Now it is the same fast as my previous Windows 7 install.
It took me a week to try out several tools for my job, mainly text-editors and file-managers.
First i was still using Notepad++ via Wine but that was not it. Now I mainly use Kate.. it is ok for my kind of work. Uninstalled Wine, I just don't need MS anymore.. o yes for my Hotmail..
After 2 weeks successful running PC-BSD I'm sure, I never go back. Finally I've learned some Perl in about 1 week, (im coming from PHP). Perl is different, but after 1 week coding I have some new neat professional tools.