Ubuntu on the Desktop, Windows in the Recycle Bin

  • Getting the graphics driver to work properly
  • Printer support
  • Installing Flash on Firefox
  • Reading PDF files
  • Using an instant messenger
  • Using Windows apps (Wine 1.0 FTW!)
  • Opening archives (zip, tar.gz, etc.)
  • Playing mp3s
  • Playing video files
  • Enabling the media keys on my keyboard (e.g. volume up/down)
  • Installing and uninstalling applications
  • Burning CDs & DVDs
  • Reading and writing to NTFS volumes (to copy my data to the ext3 partition)
  • Searching for files
  • Finding applications easily under the “start” bar

I’m excited to see Linux really coming into its own on the Desktop. With Vista built on top of Windows NT and the next version of Windows supposedly doing the same–perhaps the end is near for Windows.

Perhaps our children will ask “Microsoft used to make more than MS Office?”

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