Thought Note

Migrating to Ubuntu

ubuntu-logo14It has been over a month since I migrated from Windows. It was actually happened by accident! My laptop was used to dual-booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. When I was logging in to Ubuntu I realized that I was unable to perform “apt-get update”, after googled for a while I found that Ubuntu 13.04 was not supported by Canonical per 2014 (I’m not sure when). The packages for my old Ubuntu had vanished from the main server. I know it was possible to configure my old ubuntu to download packages from other version, but I was too lazy to do such thing.

I decided to upgrade my old ubuntu to the newer one: Ubuntu 14.04, it is a Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu, so I just need to upgrade every 5 years instead of every 6 months. After, I found it difficult to upgrade 13.04 to 13.04; it requires me to upgrade to 13.10, then 14.04, which I didn’t want to do. It would waste my internet quota. And the final choice was: fresh install the newer ubuntu and then uninstall the old one. Sounded seamless plan at that time, but let me continue..

I didn’t fully understand how was this happened, but I think I misunderstood the installation option. After the fresh-install finished, I realized that my harddisk was so empty. Guess what, yes, I just formatted the entire disk and really “fresh-install” ubuntu 14.04. All of my files had gone. Hmm.

Okay, I didn’t need to regret everything I’ve done so far. I just keep using my ubuntu 14.04, and I gotta used to it. I even didn’t have any wishes to come back to Windows. I just wanted to be Linux Expert.

Screenshot from 2015-03-02 20:44:21
Screenshot of my lovely Ubuntu after some ‘tweaks’
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