I want to write for twenty minutes. GNU/Linux is the most amazing thing in tech I have ever come across. Most distros (short for distributions, distros are flavors of Linux) are fast, look just as good as Windows, and they’re free. I really don’t feel like saying more about it. To whoever is reading this try it on VirtualBox or Vmware Player first. I’ve been using it for years and even I have accidentally wiped a family member’s hard drive while installing Linux for him. That will be the last thing I say about it. I think one of my favorite writing apps, RedNotebook, may be dead. The last tweet from the Twitter channel for the app was from four years ago. The homepage seems to still be up to date. I haven’t checked RedNotebook’s page in LaunchPad and AlternativeTo doesn’t list RedNotebook as discontinued. I would be sad to see it go but the alternatives I saw on AlternativeTo look promising. There’s always Tomboy but can you really replace Red? By the way it’s a diary app and Tomboy is a note-taking app. Now I’m getting tired of talking about apps (I must be irritable today.) I can say a little more about technology. I’m here typing this post in LibreOffice, seeing the number of words and characters I’ve typed on the bottom of the window, and I’m thinking you know what I would do with this if I had it growing up. I didn’t type much in elementary school or middle school but I have to wonder what I would do if I had this program let alone all the note-taking apps I use. What would have I accomplished with a smart phone? How about my own computer with free security programs? My brother says there weren’t any free security programs for Windows in the past. I imagine how my teenage years could have been like with Twitter, WorkFlowy, and WordPress. Then again I have all of this now and it’s keeping my life stable not taking it to the next level.
Warning: Do not install Linux on your computer or someone else’s computer or hard drive if you don’t know what you’re doing. Do your research. Measure twice, cut once. With great power comes great responsibility.