Personal Narrative: My Interest With The Open Source Operating System

Upon finding out I had to use a Linux for a week I was a little concerned. I have had prior interest with the open source operating system but never enough to actually want to put it on my machine.I have read and heard horror stories that certain drivers couldn 't be found or that wireless couldn 't be enabled in the system due to multiple reasons. But, I went in with an open mind and was pleasntly surprised with the outcome and ease of access that Ubuntu made available to me. Installation was fast and easy, the most difficult thing I ran into was finding out which drive I wanted the Ubuntu to load on. Actually said operating system was not so fast and easy. I found my self having major difficulty finding Linux ports for certain programs …show more content…
I read that Ubuntu could read all windows files so I thought just using a flash drive would be sufficent. But, at first it didn 't read any files on the flash drive for some reason and I yet have to find a reason out why so I just ended up just uploading every file I needed to Dump Truck cloud storage and downloading it. Also, it found all the drivers my computer used so I didn 't have to do any of that by hand. Ubuntu even found all of my Nvidia graphics card drivers so that was a pleaset relief once I saw that some of my favorite games had Linux ports for them so the most I had to do was configure my graphics card to the settings I wanted. That is what I noticed with Ubuntu though; everything came ready to go upon installation or was very to get and install. Even the installation of programs was easier, essentially helf my hand the entire way or was one button installation. Ubuntu made it very easy to just open the browser and go on with your daily life. I even had my sister attempt to use it one day and she was easily able to navigate from the browser, music player, and video player. She now wants Ubuntu on her current laptop to use fulltime. I just think she was just impressed by the colors …show more content…
Probably not, I have used windows my entire life and it is what I am used too. I attempted to run dreamweaver and other website design software through a virtual machine and yes it did work but it was buggy and slow, but that is about 80 percent what I do on the computer. But, I do see the advantages of putting it on an older system or tablet. The amount of computing resources you need to make the operating system run are vitually nothing. At any given moment it would only take about 5% of my processing power and only run taking about 512mb of RAM with it. That amount of resouce usage could attract any time of computer user. Ubuntu on its own can stand side by side with Windows and be fine. If a certain program or tweak isn 't available to Ubuntu it 's easily accessable or it 's even right there for you all ready. I believe people will eventually realize what Ubuntu can bring to the table and will eventually start making Linux ports for popular programs like Photoshop or Dreamweaver. But, until that day I will contintue to use Windows as my main operating

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