Not much has changed for me since my last post back in December 31
I am still with plain Ubuntu 15.10 and plan on keeping it that way. Still want to try Arch or any of its variants, but it's not a priority or rush for me to do so, it will come naturally.
My year has progressed like this:
- Debian with MATE
- Ubuntu MATE (for a short period)
- Windows 7 for GTA V (keeping Linux in another partition)
- Switched W7 to W10 when it came out (Still keeping and using Linux as main OS)
- Switched Ubuntu MATE to Ubuntu.
I've only used Windows when playing Fallout 4, the new Tomb Raider and XCOM 2.
Also since my last message I finally got rid of windows in my other home computers. On my father's computer I've installed an SSD and put Mint on it. He's been using it ever since without major annoyances. Also switched my sister. I did build her new computer and convinced her to switch to Linux, put Ubuntu MATE on hers and virtualbox with W7 + her GPS running software which works perfectly.
Both are working great with minimal IT support from my part.
Every day more games are supporting Linux and right now that's the only reason keeping me with Windows installed on a disk.
I've always found the *nix ecosistem much more fun and interesting. It's a joy for me everytime I want to do something new for me, the process of looking it up, learning how to do it and how it works, also learning something different along the way.
With Windows it's always the same dull experience, no rush for learning things, no fun, for me at least. I look at Linux like science and Windows as religion.
Science is more fun!
Tasks that I have in mind for the near future are:
- Learn Python for fun and to be able to do fun stuff with the Raspberriy PI's
- Play with Unity Editor beta client for Linux and see how good it is compared to it's Windows mainstream version.
- Learn to use Blender. This will require some time.
- Develop an application for Linux. I've done it a few times, but always in/for Windows. I want to do it in Linux. Need to think on something useful. a recent idea was a remote control tool for helpdesk type remote assisting (related with my job).
- Still need to buy the parts for a new and more powerful NAS with FreeNAS.