So, in light of my recent computer troubles, I’ve borrowed a Fujitsu T2020 from Justin. It is a little small for my comfort, but the real issue is Windows. I don’t know if this is Vista or the newer one, and I am don’t care to check.
It is amazing to me that the supposedly dominant OS has such suck support for my profession. Maybe all the best (I would also settle for mediocre) development tools cost money to use. If that is the case, I wouldn’t have access to them, because I don’t pay for software before I use it.
My needs are simple, I require a web browser, e-mail client, text editor and ssh client. A jabber client is a nice touch, as well. And yet nearly all of the software I find in Windows is inferior to the software I use in MacOS X, let alone Ubuntu. Wonky.
I use Windows fairly often, of course, but it is as relevant as the XMB dashboard thing on the PlayStation. It is merely the thing that loads my games. If I could boot to Steam, I would. Gaming on a non-console is my guilty pleasure, and I would love for it to change (which would require games to be made to run in X).
At any rate, to all you Windows users out there, I feel for ya. I suggest you get your dual-boot on. There is a whole world of awesome software out there, and the general idea of “windowing” as an interface is the same across the three major OSes.