Don’t you find it annoying, creating a free email address, only to find out the site has gone down after a month and will not come back ever? Same thing. Even if not permanency, then at least some consistency and reliability is expected of a reputable company such as Google.
Just because it doesn’t “sell” as much as you expect it to – all because you’ve only got eyes on your competitor – that doesn’t mean you just junk it. Doesn’t make sense. You keep eyeing Facebook users and ignoring the Google+ eager audience staring at you in the face (raises a bored hand, which is now down). What’s wrong with you Google people (squint). // End rant.
Should I do a jig, now I’ve finally installed Elementary OS as my Linux? (After I’ve sacrificed my entire drive even, since I forgot to backup). The journey, truth told, is a rocky one. It’s been 3 days, I think, since I had it up and running and so far, no major snags. Only culture shock, as I find myself a wee sort of missing some of the old comfortable Windows apps. Gasp.
However! Cough. However, the more I ‘slid’ (like, dude, literally, smooth sailing) into daily usage, the more I’m enamoured with this thing in general. For a time, lotsa users’ experience articles out there moving from Grand Ole Windows to Linux, and I perused kinda many. The straw that broke my back (gurgle), was Windows 7’s constant FREEZING. It paused and shivered every second like an old man with arthritis it wasn’t funny anymore. It got me thinking, that wasn’t supposed to happen, right? I mean, every upgrade should improve. Duh. Billions of dollars over all those years and all we users get is still a clunky hunka junk. So yes, sorry, I felt betrayed in a way.
I guess that’s the sad part, though. How I ended up crawling grudgingly to Linux, when the attitude should be, how to appreciate open source and the sense of community. I should have done so in the first place. Then again, I’d like to think it’s not too late. Linux is forgiving. Haha. Anyway, let’s forget the awfully turbulent past and look forward to sliding into the future.
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