Why I Vanquished Windows
I started using Ubuntu Linux in May, so that gives me about 7 months of experience. I pretty much kicked Windows like a bad habit because I was sickly tired of the resource hogging applications that have pretty much become manditory to keep your PC clean of virii, malware, spyware and other external threats. I had ZoneAlarm, AVG Antivirus, Windows Defender, Ad-aware, Spybot, and a few other applications installed and constantly updating them one by one. This can become VERY tiring I was looking for a more secure way for my computing needs without the resource constraints. I had previously tried out OpenSUSE and Fedora and hated them. I was finally inspired to try Ubuntu and I have to say, I dont regret it one bit.
I begin college in Jan 2008 and am going for a Bachelors in Computer Science. If my finances are all right when I graduate, I plan to keep going for my Masters and Doctorate degrees.
- CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800+
- Memory: 1024 Mb (DDR)
- HDD: 250 Gb + 250 Gb External
- Other: SD/CF/SM/MS Reader, 6 USB, 1394, DVDR/CDR Combo
Upgrades: Plan on replacing the Motherboard with a faster model, add an additional 250Gb HDD, swap my two 512Mb DDRs with two 1 Gb DDRs, implement a liquid cooling system and upgrading my graphics card to something better with included HDMI output.
- IRC Nick: lucian and indylucian
- AOL IM: convolucian
- Yahoo IM: lucian.adamson
- Jabber: evolucian
I only wish to be contacted by IRC, AOL IM, Yahoo IM, or Jabber. I do not use any of the email services associated with any of the names. Please do not try to contact me by email.