py.ohlin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 07:10:24 EDT 2009
So my old computer broke (or, ostensibly, the power supply did) and I
am now using a PIII with Windows XP and about 1G of real memory,
because somebody owes me favors and I besides he needs me to have a
computer to do stuff for him.
ANYWAY, this is the first time I've had a Windows installation that I
was able to modify extensively. I installed firefox, ghostscript &
ghostview, cygwin (for the purpose of using vim, octave, and tetex),
maxima, vlc, xchat, and just one commercial app: winrar.
I have to say I really like this combination. I noticed a lot of
things are much less of a pain in the ass on Windows if you have full
leeway over the system, but you can still enjoy nearly all the
advantages of Linux or a similar Unix OS. In fact, I really wonder
whether I will continue to use this configuration in the future.
So am I hell-bound already?
"Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores,
and mountains; and thou too art wont to desire such things very much.
But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it
is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. For
nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man
retire than into his own soul." -- Marcus Aurelius
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