Bloody hell, sometimes, people are just so goddamn brilliant that I feel like slapping and kicking their ass to oblivion. I am not in my best mood lately, and I don’t appreciate being treated like a fool of a bimbo who knows nothing about computing stuff at all.
Malaysians…especially some Malaysian men are completely obnoxious and I can’t stand their stinking and cocky mouth. Just because I am a woman, that does not mean I am not well versed in IT stuff. This country is full of stereotyping bastards.
I remembered that once, I was walking in Low Yat Plaza on my on, and I was approached a salesman who is trying hard to convince me to buy a laptop. I told him off that I wasn’t interested.
Well, why should I be interested? My husband is doing the same bloody business. He’s selling PC and offering IT Solution services from A-Z to the consumers, and if I wanted to buy a new laptop or a desktop, I would have just seduce my husband to get me one, and if I’m lucky enough and he’s feeling generous to indulge me, I might just get it for free.
Anyway, I’m straying. As I said, my husband is in IT servicing line, and therefore I don’t need to buy stuff from outsiders. So, naturally I declined to buy from this obnoxious feller who pestered me non-stop, in hopes that he will stop bothering me and I can continue browsing for those stuff in the display rack. Obviously, this feller doesn’t seems to have a clue that I’m practically boiling inside, and he persistently pestered me to buy a laptop.
He told me that the bloody laptop in question is equipped with the latest crap from Microsoft, Windows 7, complete with it’s Office application and whatnot and it’s free of charge. Free of charge? Windows license is free? It comes with the bloody laptop? You got to be kidding me. Since when Microsoft is doing charity? Microsoft products is never free. They are up to world domination and intends to monopoly the IT industry.
Maybe many of you don’t know this, but it is no secret that most companies are forced to sign with them, and therefore, if they are selling desktop and laptops, the machine price is included with the Windows license. Windows are not free!
You are paying to use the damn thing, and if people are telling you that it’s free, they are all lies. Microsoft Office is also not free. You pay big bucks for it too. Even if I want to buy a laptop outside, I’ll tell them that I don’t want the bloody Windows, and I just want the machine itself. If I’m lucky enough, I’ll probably get an empty machine and I’ll save my money by hundreds as I didn’t take the Windows license. But if I’m not, I’ll be forced to pay for what I won’t even use. If Windows is truly free, the cost of each machine, PC, Laptop and whatnot would be cheaper at least by Rm300. Check the quotation and the cost of each PC specs, duh! Windows is never free. It’s pre-installed and you had to pay for it, whether you like it or not!
I was gritting my teeth then. I told this feller that I am not using Windows products at the moment and not interested in Windows 7. Instead of just leaving me alone, he assumed that I was IT illiterate, and don’t even know how to use a PC and proceeds to try to ‘educate’ me on how I can use the the laptop with Windows 7 installed in it. Keep telling me what I can do with a laptop and how fun it can be. What a dense feller. I’ve been using a Desktop ever since I was 7. And I don’t even start with Windows to even begin with. I was a Macintosh user, starts off using an old Apple. I only started using Windows at 10, because my school was using it.
I assume he was thinking that since I am not using Windows Operating System, then I must not be using any PC at all. God help me, I almost whack that asshole to death. What is wrong with his head? I may not be using the bloody Microsoft product, but that does not mean I am completely illiterate in IT department.
I was so pissed, so I told this feller that I know how to use Windows. It’s just that I don’t prefer to use Microsoft products as it seems crappy to me. Well,all sort of Windows, 98, ME, XP, Vista and Windows 7 may be right for others, as it’s not for me.
Windows is full of hidden trojans, and security wise, it’s a virus magnet. The last Windows that I used was Windows XP Professional Edition, and I beta tested Vista and Windows 7. But they ate my RAM, and the memories are never enough, resorting the PC to lag like mad and having blue screen so damn often.
Apparently, Windows products are not suitable to be used for a low spec machine, and so, I started to familiarize myself with another operating system platform, which is Linux. It is great for me, cuz I simply hate updating Antivirus and stuff.
Using Ubuntu, I have no fear for virus and trojans, as it’s a completely different platform, and does not execute exe. files without permission.And since Ubuntu is designed with security in mind. I get free security updates for at least 18 months on the desktop.
So why should I bother use Windows and gives myself headache to update antivirus every one or two weeks? Some antivirus is not free either. We have to pay for it too, especially if we’re using a professional or a corporate edition.
Unlike Windows, Linux are never vulnerable to trojan, viruses and spywares. I like Ubuntu, and I use it completely on my free will, as I believe that access knowledge and Internet should be free. Besides having an interface that’s user friendly, Ubuntu is open source and free. Yes, free. One never had to pay for using Ubuntu.
I am more than sure that almost 90% of my blog visitor is using Windows, and perhaps, you don’t quite understand what I’m rambling about. So allow me to explain a little bit about Ubuntu.
Below are the screenshot of my desktop. I’m using Ubuntu Netbook Remix version. Typically,my desktop interface looks like the picture below. See, there’s Open Office and stuff inside.
And for any idiots who thinks that you can’t browse the Internet or use Internet messenger with Ubuntu, the picture below is for you. Don’t be so stupid!
And a typical Open Office would look like this. Similar to Microsoft Office. The functions are all same.
Ubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more. Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office. In Windows, you’ll have Microsoft Office and you’ll be browsing with their default browser, IE. But in Ubuntu, you’ll be using Open Office (that’s similar Microsoft Office) and browsing with open source browsers like Mozilla Firefox.
Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. nobody needs pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your family and friends, school or business for absolutely nothing. Ubuntu is no pirated stuff, mind you. Some authorities might believe that. But if the authorities catch you using Ubuntu and charged you for software fraud or using pirated/unlicensed software, you can sue them back.
Canonical issue a new desktop and server release every six months. That means you’ll always have the latest and greatest applications that the open source world has to offer.
Everything you need comes on one CD, providing a complete working environment. Additional software is available online for free.
The graphical installer enables you to get up and running quickly and easily. A standard, fresh installation should take less than 25 minutes. Once installed your system, Ubuntu is immediately ready-to-use. On the desktop you’ll have a full set of productivity, Internet, drawing and graphics applications, and games.
Ubuntu is strictly for professional use. It is not for gamer. If you are a gamer and plays online game, Linux platformed Operating System is definitely for you. It is just perfect for those who wants to concentrate doing without getting hooked with online games addiction.
Server-wise, you get just what you need to get up and running and nothing you don’t, unlike Windows. Windows servers sometimes contains things that you do not need at all, and to me, that’s just completely annoying and waste of HD space.
Ubuntu Linux is good, and easy to installed. At least, for me. At the moment, I am using Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and I am definitely not planning to go backwards and shift back to Windows. So butt out will ya? No telling me how to use Windows and how good it is, cuz I know how to use it, and I don’t like it at all! Don’t mess with me or I’ll shoot you like Tux’s going to do to Windows!
The above picture is not my desktop. Notice the difference? This one’s using Enlightment and more command based interface. I have yet to learn to use this.
And no, before anyone of you starts asking me questions, this is not a paid posting.Â I don’t receive any money or compensation for this, and it is 100% my own opinion as I think it is about time I spread around about Ubuntu Linux to the community after using such a good stuff for free for quite a long time. It’s time I contribute back and let people know that Windows is not the only Operating System that exists in the world. And if anybody dares to tell you that, it’s all lies.
Cleffairy: Just because Microsoft monopolized the IT industry, that doesn’t mean there are no other OS exists. And just because you pay expensive shits to use the famous and well advertised Windows, it does not mean other OS like Linux or Mac is not good. Security and money wise,Â various kind of Linux are better. Graphical and publishing wise, Mac OS is way better than Windows, and before you argue with me, be sure you’ve tried them first. Malaysians, if you reach ‘jalan buntu’ with your Windows, try UBUNTU, and I assure you, you won’t be buntu anymore!