In my last post I told you how I updated my Linux desktop laptop to version 18.
This post is just merely a post to tell you that I absolutely love the upgrade to my linux desktop and highly recommend it for anybody somewhat technically inclined. If you have someone near you that is so inclined, that will work as well.
Best things about it:
- The speed of the start up, pages opening, and the rendering of web pages is awesome. While I have a very nice internet connection, the rendering of web pages is extremely fast. My laptop is quiet old, but is now once again very fast. I no longer suffer from the sluggishness that is windows on an older machine.
- Desktop and workspace
- The implementation of the multiple desktops and work spaces is great. You ct Coran customize to your liking using the tool called “Hot Corners”. This is a solid implementation of something that the Apple OS has done for a lot of years. You can find a few tools in windows, but I don’t think any of them have impressed me like Hot Corners.
- Free Office Software
- Libre Office is readily available and if not installed by default is sitting there waiting for you. It is great software and other than MS history and dominance in this category, there isn’t any reason not to use it. As a matter of fact, you will probably be a much better Office Software user for working with it. It has a nice interface, handles docs, spreadsheets, and more.
- If you are a Adobe photoshop user, you are encouraged to check out Gimp. It is open source and fully complaint and very capable. Oh, and it doesn’t cost you a mint.
I could probably go on for a quite a while, talk about the economy, safety, open source sharing, community support, and more, but I will save that for another post. Just simply realize it is very awesome and that it is something you should try. Enjoy! Scott
P.S. If you are looking for an implementation of great software at great prices, contact Scott at Covered Data. They have been implementing Linux solutions for years both commercially and in the residential space.