Temporary insanity

You won’t believe what I almost did tonight. Excited by a few products that are Windows-only, as well as the ability to update the firmware and have more fun with some of my gadgets, I decided tonight would be a good time to pick up a copy of Windows and run it with Boot Camp. Plus I would get to see what this Vista thing is all about.

But then I did about 30 seconds of research and learned that:

  1. Vista has about 18 different versions.
  2. They’re all expensive. 

Not something I feel like dealing with on the first day back from a long weekend. I may give in and buy Windows someday, but not tonight.

Jason suggested that I install Linux instead if I’m looking to play around with another OS. Some quick searches have suggested that the time I would have to invest into installing it would probably be even worse than the cost of Windows. I don’t want the OS to be something I have to think about, even if it would give me major geek cred.

I’m sticking with good old OS X for now. Not everything is compatible with Mac, but at least I’m comfortable with it.

2 thoughts on “Temporary insanity”

  1. Yeah, the amount of effort required to seriously run Linux has sort of kept me away as well. It’s great for web server, though.

    You might want to check out a Live CD like Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.net/). All you have to do is download it, burn a CD, then reboot from the CD. Then you can play around with it all you want.

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