I’ve let a couple of anniversaries slip by without mentioning them, but they are momentous, and deserve note.
First, it’s been five years now since I downloaded an Ubuntu ISO, and tried it out. That was in November 2005, and a lot changed because of that.
But more recently, and perhaps more importantly, I split away from Windows for good on New Year’s Day 2006. So it’s been five full years since I stopped using proprietary software altogether.
Seems like a long time.
Now when I originally wrote this post, this is the part where I got all smarmy and talked about how life changed and how I became a better person and blah, blah, blah.
I’ll spare you that. Suffice to say, things shifted considerably when I discovered Linux. My computing habits, my computer buying habits, my perspective on computer culture … all those things changed.
For the better, I hope. I also hope Linux does for you what it has done for me — opened my eyes and put money in my pocket. It’s not impossible.
Here’s to five more years!