Well I finally did it.
Sure, it’s a dual-boot, but I’m committed to using Linux only on my main laptop.
Once I get Photoshop working through VirtualBox—which might require a bit more RAM—I’ll kiss the windows partition goodbye. I don’t have time to shift to GIMP right now, so I’ll be keeping Photoshop in my toolkit for now.
The recent version of Ubuntu, 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) loads the Unity user interface instead of GNOME Shell as default, which was a bit of a turn off for me. Ubuntu 10,10 (Maverick Meerkat) using GNOME was a nice introduction to Linux for me last year; I find GNOME to be much more intuitive.
Thankfully, reverting to the Gnome environment in Natty is as simple as logging out and selecting it as your GUI.
Aside from the Photoshop inconvenience, it looks like I’ll also need to load Magic Jack through VirtualBox as well.
Hey Adobe: 2011 called, they want their Photoshop back.
Goodbye Gates, hello Torvalds.