It may come as a shock to many of you, but I have sold my mac and replaced it with a kick-ass new Acer laptop. I know, I know what you’re thinking. “Why would Todd ever leave his Mac, he’s the biggest Apple fanboy that I know!”
After struggling with getting my Macbook Pro set up once again from a complete re-install, I started to truly question my work processes and the amount of money that I spend each year on Apple products. Sure, some of them are nice and I always like the look of their products, Apple just doesn’t get it anymore. I’m tired of the translucent menubars, gimmicky Time Machine, and lack of user interface themes.
Well, no more… My new Acer laptop arrived yesterday and within a few hours I had Ubuntu up and running and now I am learning the Gimp(Photoshop doesn’t run on Linux – bummer)
I can’t wait to see how much money I end up saving with this change of platform and I believe my web design will get better too, because I’ll finally be on the same platform as 90% of the rest of the world. That’s hard to beat, eh?
Anyways, stay tuned as I’ll be posting quite a bit of articles on my change back to the darkside as soon as I can figure out how to get an FTP client installed. I also need too find out how to install my printer – anyone know how to get a driver for an old Epson Stylus?