My Month With Linux

I guess it is time to finally bite the bullet.

I’ve been toying with the idea for months (I think I brought it up back in November 2013), and after the experience I had Friday night I think it is time to give it a shot.

Starting June 1, 2014 I will use my Lenovo ThinkPad X220 with openSUSE 13.1 as my primary computer. I will still have access to my iPad Air and iPhone (since I’m not going to spend the money replacing those), but my primary machine will be the ThinkPad. I haven’t decided if I am going to switch at work as well (where I use a Mac mini currently), but I have a docking station hooked up in my office so that I can use it as the primary machine while I am at home.

I find it ironic that I am making this move the week of WWDC as I’ll be watching what Apple has available over the coming months. I guess I’ll be following along from Firefox on my ThinkPad.

My posts during the month will revolve around figuring out how to do the same things in Linux that I have been doing in OS X for the past years and what the pain points are for me. I’ll try to post more than just once a month.

One change over the month could revolve around getting into the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 beta program. I’d love to be able to get my hands on that update early.