As most in the computer field are aware, (unless you live under a snow drift in the Arctic) Microsoft has released the latest version of their OS, Windows 8.  I will state right now, for the record, that I have not tried it and, as a matter of fact, never even saw it in action, save a YouTube video I watched touting it’s features.  I’ve only recently switched to Linux full-time, though I did dual-boot using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit for a couple of years.  (and before that I dual-booted using WinXP and Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, which was my first outing using the Ubuntu distro back in April 2008)  During that stint, the dual-boot was a waste of drive space considering I almost never booted into the MS OS.  Sometime around April or May of this year that all changed with the arrival of a laptop I had purchased in Feb. that I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 on.

The laptop came with a 256 GB SSD drive that, like I said, I installed Ubuntu on.  (I went with 10.10 read more