Though it is 2 AM EST...still can't sleep.
So I finally made the jump from Windows to Linux. I had been using the dual boot option since January. We (read: I) had to get a new computer because my 7 year old Dell 4300 wasn't quite cutting it anymore. Last year I bought I nice Dell XPS with 3 GB of memory...I could use that one. So I went searching for a laptop for wifey. I now "own" the XPS so I can actually run Oracle and other such memory intensive software.
At COLLABORATE 09, I didn't use Windows at all. Ubuntu seemed to boot quicker and I wanted to be cool at the conference. :)
The last couple of weeks I finally got around to removing Windows completely. Since I purchased Vista Ultimate, I wanted to keep some of the cool Media Center functionality (that I never use) because I paid for. I'm convinced now there is a Linux derivative. If I needed it, I could just run it in VirtualBox or some other virtual machine right? Right.
When I first booted up Windows Vista Ultimate, I checked memory consumption and it was a tad over 1 GB. Really? I haven't even installed my virus stuff yet (avast!). Thankfully I got 3 GB of it.
What's the point of all this?
And here's a snapshot of the resources consumed:
Eight percent? Nice. Now I just have to figure out how to install Oracle (the Database) and all is right in the world.