Documenting the Ubuntu Trek

It seems like just yesterday when I switched from Ubuntu to Windows and then, less than two years later, from Windows to OS X. Each move was done with the expectation that I would spend less time fiddling with the technology and more time using it to express myself creatively. Each move did allow me to try new things and understand a different way of interacting with computers, and each move did allow me to explore novel ways of solving problems. That said, after little more than three years, I'm making move away from OS X and returning to Ubuntu Linux — Ubuntu Mate 16.04, specifically — in an effort to leave commercial operating systems behind. When I first moved to Apple, it was because I really liked what I saw in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Each revision since then has made the operating system more and more a commercial project, and I'm just not comfortable with all the deep hooks the OS has with online servers. It's time for something else.

Moving from one platform to another is never easy. Data can move without too much hassle, but this is because data is data. Finding the various applications that can satisfy our needs can be a little tricky. More than this, though, is the hardware. Linux typically supports a wide range of hardware, but there are still limitations. So in a bid to help others make the move to Ubuntu, I've decided it would be a good idea to have a website dedicated just to that flavour of Linux.

Say hello to @matigo Goes Ubuntu.

Matigo Goes Ubuntu

If you're interested in giving Ubuntu a try or just want to see what all the fuss is about, feel free to check the site out. Every post will include at least one photo of Nozomi, usually as a desktop background, and contain useful information about the platform. I can't promise a daily post schedule, but I can say that by blogging about Linux over there, I can keep this site focused on opinion pieces.