Why I love UbuntuPosted: November 11, 2010
Following Jono’s lead I decided to blog about why I love Ubuntu.
I love the sheer amount of choice I have when using Ubuntu, I can choose from many web browsers, heaps of music and media players, I can choose to use the Terminal over a GUI when I want (I tend to be doing this more and more), I love being able to get sick of an application only to find a better application for the same job and I thoroughly enjoy trying new alternative applications.
I love having full control over my whole desktop, it is a great feeling when I can install/remove applications with a single command. I love actually having a useful Terminal, when I need to use Windows 7 at college I suddenly remember that I can no longer do anything useful with it (which results in a *sigh* followed by a *facepalm*).
This is such a huge benefit of Ubuntu (and Linux in general), it is for this very reason that I now do all my college assignments at home, simply because I get them all done way faster. I find it so much faster to multi-task on Ubuntu, although this is limited somewhat because I have a very old computer (Pentium 4 from 2003), but Ubuntu solves this by not frustrating me, it doesn’t throw error dialogs at me, it doesn’t waste precious CPU cycles telling me that there is a serious problem, it just quietly works through it and return’s to normal.
Rest assured though, as soon as I have the cash lying around, I am planning on buying some new hardware.
I could write so much more about this topic, but I won’t, because I don’t want you to read an essay. To conclude, here is a screenshot of my current Ubuntu 10.10 desktop: