Dear Microsoft Windows:
You were my first GUI, way back in 3.1, and since then I’ve enjoyed 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, and Win7. We’ve laughed, cried, and fought with eachother for years…and we’ve had a lot of good times, especially with XP and 7. I learned the foundations of programming, troubleshooting, and technology through your digital portal.
But I’ve found someone else now. At first, it was just a work thing, a few times a week, and I kept coming back to you whenever I wanted to have some fun, but then it got more serious. I started doing all my work on Linux, and you just couldn’t keep up with my more technical needs. But I still faithfully installed you on every system I owned, because you had one thing I could never get on Linux…my games.
My games, my beautiful graphics rich, hardware intensive games. RPGs, FPSs, MMORPGs…you had them all, and Linux just couldn’t keep up. Oh, there were a few times I installed a little something on Linux, but it was never that much, and never for long…you always drew me back with your high polygon counts and Hi-Rez texture packs.
But now Linux plays my games with me too, and other than to watch Netflix (which I can do on my Android phone much more easily), there just isn’t any reason for me to keep you around. And on top of that, I hear that you and that trendy little tablet interface have been seeing each other.
I’m sorry, but it’s over.
Kevin and xUbuntu Linux (and Sessha, who started using Linux on her laptop a while back)