Well, stick a Red Hat on me and call me a penguin!
I have now joined the ranks of the Linux penguin-heads. Not what I had in mind when I started this week, but too cool all the same.
It started with that Knoppix CD I blogged about a couple of days ago. Alex (my co-worker) and I were really impressed by what we saw. Alex was so impressed that he set his Thinkpad up to dual boot between W2K and Red Hat 8.0 last night. Not to be left behind, I did the same thing this morning... I feel so trendy now! :-)
We were both still stuck in the "command-line" mindset of Linux and didn't feel it was worth messing with. But once we saw the desktops and the different software offerings that come bundled, we couldn't resist. I don't plan on ditching Windows entirely, as I'm not necessarily into the "MS sucks" mindset. Still, it's nice to have choices, and I feel really good that I've taken the first step towards exercising those options.
Mega kudos to Alex for helping me through the Partition Magic reformatting and the Red Hat setup.