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So Long Farewell Auf… Oh just be off with you!

I’m about to install a linux distro in a way I haven’t done before on my laptop. That’s because I’m going to delete all the laptop’s partitions first, including the one containing the preinstalled Windows 8.1 it came with. It’s weirdly exciting in a way that installing linux hasn’t been in a long time.  Fedora 23 is out and at a glance it seems to support all the strange little quirks of my model: The high resolution touchscreen, the gyroscope that turns the screen, the custom extra buttons. Add to that that Wine is now impressively capable of running the few Windows games that I am addicted to – Spelunky, Hearthstone – and I no longer have any reason to dedicate half my SSD to an OS that is aching to upgrade to full-on spyware. Here we go. I feel all giddy. See you on the other side.

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Clickbait

Reviewing the site stats I realized that the first article on the site to reach a hundred views is the one where I talk out my ass about Arch Linux. I am not qualified to review distros and nine tenths of it is just off the cuff gut feeling. I ought to delete it but… maybe just maybe, the traffic drawn that way will somehow make people discover something actually useful here? At least that’s the excuse I tell myself. At any rate I think there’s a lesson here: If you are going to write tech click-bait at least aim for a higher standard of click-bait than is usually found on the internets.