Back in high-school, my friend Sean Rice [LINK] introduced me to Linux & Open Source software.
I have fond memories of finishing up math homework, watching South Park (don’t judge, I have a soft spot for satire and political humor), and going over his home to tinker with Linux.
Recently, I found a really old outdated laptop and decided to give the desktop experience another whirl. I am somewhat familiar with it on the server side, but haven’t tried it on local hardware for quite some time.
I have to admit, the installation was smooth. What is more surprising, is the amount of work that also went into having setup not just help with re-partioning your disk, but also auto setting up your swap space with minimal input.
Despite this, I still have a few gripes:
- Setting up an e-mail client for exchange
- Screen flickering for old computers
- Accessibility & readability issues
- Design aesthetics feel half baked.
- Simple GUI actions such as resizing can be a chore.
I think there will be a lot of negative press about Windows 11. So Microsoft releasing DESKTOP365 is a smart move. Will be interesting to see how everything plays out.