Finally I got some time away from my work and I decided to explore something new. I decided to install Ubuntu.
Read the experience here
What I dont like about Ubuntu:
There ought to be a much easier way of installing themes, learn a thing or two from Mozilla Firefox. Installing themes is just too user-unfriendly in Ubuntu.
Its not easy to install programs that you download from somewhere other than the Ubuntu repository. I am all for the idea of setup wizards actually. Its easy to use and quite customizable.
Somehow I could get my display driver to use 1440 x 900 pixel desktop. I have to use 1280 x 800 instead which kinda upsets me for the past hour.
And the fonts arent as pretty as the ones found in Windows or Mac. There isnt much to choose from too. I would prefer a more familiar-looking font to ease my transition towards Ubuntu.
I really missed things like iTunes, Windows Live Messenger, Photoshop and Microsoft Office 2007. My friend is telling me that I can use Wine to get those back but its okay I guess. I intend to use Ubuntu for development and testing. [GIMP is not Photoshop, stop promoting it as a Photoshop alternative. Its so insulting for Photoshop.]