Over the past 4-5 years I have found myself at some point during the year using Ubuntu. Lately I have found I have used it for a few days of tinkering and playing around as a virtual machine, however I haven’t used for long periods of time.
Recently I got my desktop – which I lent to a friend for a few months – and was trying to figure out what to do with it. I had given some thoughts to maybe trying to use my extra Leopard license and installing Mac OS X on it so I could have a system for my cousin to use to learn Objective C (as well), but I figure that it’s questionable to do it (especially in light of the court case between Apple Inc and Psystar in the US). So I kept thinking, what about having a triple boot system with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux.
A few weeks passed, as I had a beta of Windows 7 running alongside Ubuntu Linux. Things were going smoothly until I ran into issues using a PS2 emulator in Windows 7 and a bizarre issue in Windows XP in which I could not copy more than 200 MP3s from one of my partitions to another hard drive. I would try copying over 400 MP3s, then maybe 1000, another time 100, and I’d intermittently run into the issue of Windows telling me I couldn’t copy it. After it happened for the last time 2 days ago I told myself forget this and to take a plunge and use Linux as my only operating system on my desktop. I began backing up all my data in preparation and now we have the new 9.04 release so today I am pulling the trigger and starting my month long… Ubuntu… Experience!