Well, Ryan was right, as I knew he would be – at least in the eventuality of time I knew it – that I’d come limping back to linux after another disappointing Microsoft relationship; and that the only thing that could get her putrid smell off of me would be a long hot shower of open source love.
I just didn’t think it would only be a week.
The simple fact of the matter is that without an acutal vista install disk – only a laptop restore disk – I couldn’t negotiate the trecherous waters of that unseen land – the master boot record. While trying, unsuccessfully, to use the fabled “Ultimate Boot CD” tools I was forced to study my alternatives.
The main thing that kept a partition of our hard drive relegated to a windows product was the need to use internet explorer for certain business transactions. A simple google search for “internet explorer in ubuntu” revelealed, like moses to the children of israel, a way.
Not that I hated vista.
But it wasn’t that I liked her, either.