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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I've now been exclusively on Debian at home for several weeks now. I've not booted into Windows, and I'm really happy with my Debian/KDE system.

    At work I'm forced to use Win2K, and comparing the two is quite interesting.

    Windows has all it's eye-candy turned on, and it's underlying defaults wide open! You then need to configure about a zillion settings to make it safe and secure (well as far as you can...), then you have to install a whole slew of software to make it useful. For example to make it half u

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • Yea, I've switched to Gentoo linux several months ago and never looked back to windows. I feel like I've woken up from the matrix. :)
      • I've never thought of it like that, but having used NT4 for it's entire ~7 years life, and more recently 2K, switching Linux on permanently as my desktop system is like waking up from a long sleep.

        It's not like I've not used Unix or Linux systems before, I used Solaris and Irix at University, and I've dabbled with Linux for about as long as I've had NT, but to actually switch is, and I have no plans to go back is quite a change.

        At work I no longer view the Windows system as a nice desktop and the Linux systems as servers, rather I view Windows as an impediment to my work, as it just doesn't do the things the servers do.

        I still have NT sitting on a partition, and my better half still uses Windows, but I think when the next hardware cycle starts, Windows won't be on at all.

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        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."