Something to keep in mind: this has been "for work" and for side projects, meaning I have to keep the machine up and running and productive. This has proposed some interesting challenges to keep "productive" in Linux, opposed to say a home desktop you just want to have around to browse the web and read emails. It forces you to get down and inside of your install to fix things, and fix them fast. This urgency creates a high priority to find solutions to problems and configurations issues immediately, instead of letting them fester like you would on a home computer. Take this into account if considering Linux for your home computer, as you normally won't be spending an entire day trying to fix a font rendering problem - you'd most likely just ignore it and consider Linux looks like crap (though Ubuntu seems to have fixed that with 14.04, and looks pretty dang good - you just need to install some Microsoft fonts from the Software Updater and be done).
Zuhl3156Useful to know. Thanks for posting this, lummet. A quick question for anyone paying attention to this: is it feasible for me to run LINUX in a Virual Machine on this PC currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit? How much room will I have to allocate for this type of configuration? I am just basically trying to get an operational version of LINUX so I can do some learning about the ins and outs before I install it as the OS on an upcoming Z77 / 2600k build. Thanks in advance.
XrayMan I'll keep my Windows. This Window is shatterproof.
bcavnaughXrayMan I'll keep my Windows. This Window is shatterproof. To Bad It Is Not Bullet Proof Myself I went the Ubuntu way for my Linux Needs.