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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's official: I have switched to Linux.

Don't get me wrong. I've been using Linux as the primary (and basically only) OS on my laptop for probably two years now. And for most of that time, I would default to shortcuts like Windows+R to run something in Linux, and then use Alt+F2 when it didn't work. Well, I've been using Gnome-Do as of late, and moreso recently. It is, as the title bar will tell you, crazy delicious. If you're familiar with Launchy or Quicksilver, it's like that, only on steroids. If you use Linux, you must check it out. Anyway, that's beside the point. The point is, on Linux, I now use Windows+Space to do pretty much anything. Today at work, I wanted to call something up, and this is what happened:
...hmm...dang, that didn't work...
What? That didn't work either...oh wait.
I'm on Windows. Now what was I going to do? Oh yeah...the run dialog won't do that easily.
Start->Programs->Internet Explorer
There. Now what site was I going to test...
And the whole sequence made me smile. Except that I was testing one of my sites in IE, which shouldn't have to happen. And yes, I'm aware that I could have typed iexplorer in the run dialog, but I'm so used to typing something "Internet Explorer" (or, most likely, "Int") in Gnome-Do that I was in the start menu before I remembered that.

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