So today my old flatmate brought me yet another windows laptop with yet more blue screens for me to fix. I get this a lot, as being probably the most computer minded of all my friends locally means that I’m their go to man. Problem is, I haven’t properly used windows now since XP but I’m happy to give it a go as very little ever changes. So as the story goes, as is usual with windows, I sat fiddling and trying to get it to work for an hour or so under the accompaniment of many expletives until finally my friend says these golden words. “Can you install Linux, isn’t it better?”
All of a sudden my day got a lot easier and my commitment was increased. So I grabbed up the CD wallet and chose the simplest and friendliest Linux distro I could find, PCLinuxOS. Yes I have a CD for Ubuntu, supposedly “Linux for human beings” but I feel that PCLinuxOS beats that hands down for ease of use and likeability. I installed all the basics such as LibreOffice, a browser and what nots and handed it back with a sparkly new OS and a warm feeling in my heart knowing that hopefully another “Ignorant windows user” has seen the light.
As GTA II would say “Hallelujah! Another soul saved!”