I seek the wisdom of the monks...
Three years I ago I walked in darkness, my eyes shrouded with VB and all of my Windows broken. Then a kind stranger gave me a perl and with its inestimable value I have purchased my first glimpse of freedom. I am now ready to strike out in adventure, seeking a world without windows.
My previous attempts to foray into this strange world have left me wounded and confused. I struggle with strange conventions and words in a society that does not speak Gui, the language of the world of windows. I also struggle with my travelling companion, who often complains that she cannot work in this world and is not ready to step out in adventure with me. Since we walk the same path, I must find a solution that will allow my travels into the world of Linux without leaving her behind.
So to the monks I humbly prostrate myself - what must I do to start my journey into this new, free world? What great and adventurous trials lay before me? And how long can I expect to venture between these worlds before I can leave my citizenship in the world of Windows behind me?
20031201 Edit by BazB: Changed title from 'Switching Sides'