Linux & Making Decisions

OK, so I’m a geek too. I like playing with other operating systems, and I’m especially interested in it now because my old laptop runs just too slowly under Windows 98. It’s been bothering me quite a bit. However, there is a promise that Linux will run faster and with more stability, so I’ve been messing with it.

However, I’ve gotten addicted to it now.

The other day, I was trying to study for my sermon, but I couldn’t stop thinking about my laptop, and so I decided to just journal a little. Here is what I wrote…

>I want to play with Linux because it is something new that I caused to happen. More than something new, it is something powerful and beautiful. It’s free and I want more than anything computerwise to be “liberated” from the conscious awareness of being obligated to someone. I want to have the freedom that comes from a free OS.
>The problem is, of course, that Linux doesn’t help me get anything done. In fact, it is such a distraction! There are so many things that can break, go wrong or be tried that it can easily monopolize my time. The biggest problem of course is selecting a distribution that will really fit the way I want to work and that I will be able to stay with. After all, there are so many different ones, and if I pick one, I will not get all the cool features put out by the other one. The bottom line is that I want to have all of my options open.
>This is the way I work in general. I don’t really like making commitments because there are so many cool options and I only have a limited amount of time to experience them. What if I pick this one and another one turns out to be better?
>Well, it’s time for me to get back to work. I really want to be known as a committed, focused, hard-working person who knows how to relax, let loose and have fun.
>So much for my thoughts today… Maybe I can get something done now.

I want to be more focused in my work, more easy-going with my play and to know the difference.

I want to be able to make clear decisions and stick to them.

(There’s a sermon buried in there somewhere…)

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  1. I’m totally with you on this! I’m a relative newbie to Linux (about the same time as you, apparently), using Ubuntu. It’s fun, addictive, and I don’t mind when something breaks because then I get to go under the hood.

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