A few weeks ago during a time-sensitive 350GB file transfer, Windows 10 rebooted without warning. When the OS restarted I was greeted with an infuriating blue screen that had become all too familiar. No, not that infuriating blue screen. The one that declares "Working On Updates." It was, as they say, the last straw. After two decades of relying on Windows I finally decided it was time for the nuclear option
Will I create my music using Linux? No, I'll stick to Logic Pro X on the Mac for that. Will I benchmark new games and graphics cards on Linux? Nope, although Steam on Linux has a very healthy selection of games to enjoy now, thanks in part to Valve's earlier SteamOS efforts and Steam Box push. However, this is absolutely my new daily driver for writing, working, communicating, browsing and media consumption.
I'll also stress very emphatically that this is one guy's experience, but it's been an overwhelmingly positive one. I'm not trying to sell you on Ubuntu, so I haven't wasted precious paragraphs towing the Canonical PR line or listing all the technical features. View it more as an informal journal of the journey. As a tech journalist I know that writing about Linux doesn't exactly bring in the clicks, but said journey has been so refreshing I felt compelled to cover it.