Ubuntu First Impressions

I thought I’d stretch my developer legs and venture into the Linux forest from the green Windows pasture where I spend most of my time.

My First thoughts:

  • Virtual Box is straight forward
  • Good documentation and options of how to install Ubuntu. There’s even a Windows installer for dual-booting. I figured a VM is more convenient for poking around it.
  • The Ubuntu installation is  dated. It’s reminiscent of a Windows 3.1 install.
  • Interesting. There’s an Ubuntu Software Center… similar to an App Store
  • I forgot Linux Spaces. Sweet. Why doesn’t Windows have these?
  • Took 2 seconds to install Chrome… 2 Minutes to find and run it.

Overall, it was an okay experience. There is definitely a lot to learn. Next up: Build a basic java application with Eclipse!

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