Use Linux

To be fair, this post is more to start a Computers category so that my old post on hotpotatoes in wordpress has a better home.

But, if I can give one piece of advice for all your computing aspirations, it probably would be to Use Linux.

In the “Real World” this advice should be taken with a grain of salt, as Linux will drive you crazy.

The good points:

  • It’s Educational
  • It’s Free
  • The world would be a Better Place if more people used Linux
  • It can do anything (probably with a large quantity of hacking)
  • People will look up to you (or think you’re crazy, but you can’t please everyone)

The bad points:

  • You have to learn stuff to use it
  • No one has a monetary interest in helping you out
  • Not very many people use Linux
  • Just about everything requires some hacking
  • People will think you’re crazy

but the best things in life are free, and being different has it’s advantages.

Veronica Brandt
Veronica Brandt
Technician and Tutor

My research interests include Gregorian chant, knitting, constructing long skirts with pockets and taking over the world.