Goodnight Windows, Goodnight Mush

I’ve spent so much time lately saying that folks should take the “Leap to Linux” that I have decided to do it myself.

Lou Gerstner, IBM’s previous CEO, often said IBM should “eat its own dog food,” so I’m going to chow down on Ubuntu going forward, and will strive to reduce my Windows usage to the absolute minimum.

I hope soon to say my final farewell:

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Goodnight Windows

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We all love baloons, save those trial baloons filled with Microsoft’s Hot Air and Bluster

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Marketing baloons, circa 1970. We seldom asked for money, just giving them away for free, like open-source.

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Evaluating the alternatives.

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Technology changes.

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Hasta La Vista, Windows.

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It’s easy to sleep at night when you run Linux.

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Linux and Open-Source is Microsoft’s worst nightmare.

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Rest easy Linux. There’s lots of work to do tomorrow.


1. I once mentioned to John Cocke that I occasionally sold baloons in Central Part, mostly for the fun of it. Every time I saw him thereafter he would ask, “How’s the baloon business, Dave?”

John was famous for wandering the halls in Yorktown. He would stop in someone’s office, ask what they were up to, make a few suggestions, some of which would then keep them busy for days of weeks. He would then depart. When he returned again, weeks or months later, he would often resume a discussion in mid-sentence.


  1. Posted November 5, 2007 at 09:47 | Permalink | Reply

    That “Goodnight Moon” book is my nephew’s favorite – how funny.

  2. James
    Posted November 5, 2007 at 23:20 | Permalink | Reply

    See also

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