Do I hell. The password manager I did use … I exported everything and have it locked in a wiki and also in a backpack list/page/whatever. It’s got around 70 passwords at least. Not because I have a lot of places but because the same password is never used twice. And of course I knew what did what. Until today. I must have 20+ passwords that I have NO clue what they attach so – I have a dozen just for this site. I should learn that I don’t remember things so well, but that’s why I write them down ….. oh well.
So, ubuntu. Far too soon to say too much. It’s all set up though, I have not sworn even once through frustration though a couple of times I have sworn out of surprise (the keyboard repeat rate is much higher than on XP. On XP it was at it’s fastest, but this keeeeeeeeeeeeeeps running away :) ). Music is sorted, realplayer is sorted, all the programs that I listed a few entries below are sorted (though I need to check the binary grabber. It was refusing to see the contents of newsgroups earlier…). Top panel moved to the bottom. Desktop image now replaced. … it’s all fairly intuitive though it’s still slower than XP was. Having said that, the world of spybotS&D, Ad-aware, AV, registry clearing and suchlike is not here which is a bonus.
Things to learn: defragging. using these workspace things (which I know I will now). the idiosyncrasies of each new program. where a lot of passwords belong.
And it wasn’t the installing that has taken me long – that was definitely quicker than XP – it’s the fiddling and tweaking which always took ages on Windows and given that this is a brand new OS to me, it’s actually gone much much better than I thought.
And I want to thank skippy for very very kindly sending over the wireless card from Columbus, Ohio so that I could get to try Linux. It is very much appreciated. He’s a top bloke :)