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I had to install Ubuntu on an old laptop for work the other day. It’s been at least ten years since I installed or even used any flavor of Linux. The installation experience was mildly frustrating–a combination of having to hunt down a USB stick and then muck about in BIOS configuration–but otherwise went fine.

Now it is up and running and is… okay?

I used to be really into this whole thing–always trying out new distros, spending tons of time on and tracking down answer to all of the weird problems and issues I ran into. Then I got kind of tired of all of that and moved away from it.

Now I mostly want stuff that just works; I’m not interested in fiddling around with things to get them just how I like them, or trying to figure why something doesn’t work.

None of this is intended as a criticism of Linux or Ubuntu. I just feel like it’s not for me anymore.

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