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Monday, March 21st, 2022

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I miss Linux

I miss running full Linux. Before my current laptop, Turk was running Lubuntu and I quite enjoyed it. This new laptop has a weird wireless card which Linux has not yet been compatible with. Every few months I try a new install to see if the card will start working, but no luck so far. And, sadly, my tech savvy is somewhat short of what is needed to figure it out. I've posted on forums a few times and have been led to believe the necessary driver is in the works and will be folded into Kernel eventually.

The weird thing is, I don't know why I miss it. There isn't something in Linux that I can't do in Windows. It's just different. I think part of it is that this computer has Windows 11 and I live in constant fear of it updating and bringing new ads into my life. I already have a pi-hole and various browser plugins designed to try and remove these internet nuisances from my life.

Or maybe, it's more the fear of being forced to subscribe to Windows one day. I know that won't happen without warning, but it seems an inevitable event and I don't want to participate in it.

3/21/2022 7:09 pm
Tags: windows, linux

On Tolkien and Orwell – Darcy Moore (darcymoore.net)

A very interesting comparison of two authors who I had no inkling of looking at as comparable.

3/21/2022 8:06 pm
Tags: tolkien, orwell, books

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