And, so it begins.
With the project--Google Docs--behind me, it's time to start a new journey. Today is June 1, so starting today I will spend the next 30 days immersing myself in .
Let me state from the outset that I won't necessarily be as immersive this month with Ubuntu Linux as I was --at least not initially. For one thing, I just spent 30 days working with Google Docs and I am happy to be back with my familiar, comfortable Microsoft Office for getting my writing done. Ubuntu comes with Libre Office installed by default, and I will definitely work with it, but the focus of the 30 Days With... project is the Ubuntu Linux OS itself, not necessarily the entire Linux ecosystem.
When push comes to shove, I still have to write, I still have to be productive, I still have to meet deadlines. If I am busy trying to just understand how to install Ubuntu and feel my way around, I will still need to jump back over to Windows and Microsoft Office to get things done. After a few days of getting my bearings in Ubuntu, though, who knows? Maybe I will end up just staying in Ubuntu and really pushing the envelope.
I have dabbled in Linux before. I used variants of Redhat, but that was eons ago in software development time--like five or six years at least. Ubuntu is commonly touted as the consumer-grade Linux; the Linux that average PC users can switch to if they want an alternative to Microsoft Windows.