Ever since I got my hands on a free EC2 instance, I got a lot of exposure to Linux. I would ssh in to try things out, like deploying nginx and gunicorn, using vim to configure my settings, and writing code to get django up and running. I scoured the web looking to ‘pimp’ out my vim editor, found some excellent blog post such as this one from John Anderson. Trying to get his configuration from github to work on windows has proved very difficult, for one, command-t, needs to have vim compiled with ruby support. In linux you can get the source code and compile it it with ruby support, while it is possible in Windows, it’s just not something I want to do.
After seemingly getting a popup from windows asking me to update Windows Vista every other day, I got myself asking, what is stopping me from making the switch to Linux? It used to be games, but these days, when I do play, I play all my games on the PS3 or the Xbox360.
I will start the process to change my laptop’s OS from Windows to Ubuntu. I will need to backup my files, hopefully I won’t forget something!