In a parallel universe where Ubuntu hadn't provided the "install alongside Windows" option (which it did about 10 years ago), I'd be writing enterprise Java on a Windows 10 machine, blissfully unaware of the existence of free software and believing that privacy is dead if Mark Zuckerberg says so.


Dear #purists and #absolutists,

It's great to be clean and pure yourself, but sometimes you have step into the mud to pull out others who are stuck in it.

#windows #ubuntu #privacy #freesoftware

@njoseph Ubuntu's ShipIt, live ISOs and dual boot are probably the only reasons why the distro (and then all of the FOSS movement) had any chance of succeeding in the mainstream - easy installers already existed, anyway. I remember that I tried to investigate this "Linux" thing and had no idea how to try it out, then I saw Ubuntu in a computing magazine, they shipped a bunch of free CDs to me and got it to work on second attempt (first froze on X11 lol). So yes. Yes a lot.

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@njoseph (keep in mind I'm talking late 2007-early 2008 when I was 10 years old and had only began to write lines of DOS batch and BASIC with no logic whatsoever)

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