The Grand Experiment

by Niel M. Bornstein

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A few weeks ago I talked about my virus problem. After a lot of vague attempts to squash the critter, I've come up with a solution.

To hell with Windows, I'm using Linux now.

On Tuesday night, after struggling through several cycles of repairing, reinstalling, and finally restoring Windows XP, I quite painlessly installed Ubuntu Linux.

The machine is now humming along happily.

There have been some technical support issues with the wife, but for the most part everything is happy.

With the help of my friends Edd and Matt, I was able to set up the various doo-dads to bridge my internal-facing network card to the DSL modem, so I feel comfortable with the firewall and NAT setup.

I do foresee a time in the not-so-distant future when I will need Windows again. At that time I plan to buy a new hard drive and install it on there.

Have you made the switch?