You see, I had this old computer kicking around on which I fully intended to stick Windows NT 4. The machine was to become as a utility server of sorts, running backups, doing rudimentary web and ftp serving, and acting as a dumping ground for odd files. Sounds simple enough, right? Being a tech geek of sorts, and having listened to Linux banter for years, I figured maybe it was time I gave the penguin a shot.
Well, as I write this, it's NT 4 running on that anemic, old machine rather than the copy of Mandrake Linux I downloaded for the purpose. It's not that I didn't try, because I did. I didn't even encounter many problems. But, for a couple of reasons, I gave up on the process. Part of me feels like I should be apologizing for my weakness. At the same time, however, part of me also feels vindicated by my decision.
Am I really that weak? Should I have tried harder? Should I have not bothered at all? Is my experience much like what would have happened to you? Read on and find out.