American McGee, the videogame designer whom you might remember from such GNU/Linux games as Doom ][, Quake, and Quake ][, has written on his blog today that, as a result of problems with Windows, he has moved to GNU/Linux permanently (emphasis in original):
I was angry for a moment, but then I realized: I don’t much like Windows anyway. So I wiped the offending garbage from my machine and installed Ubuntu Linux. All in all a painless process.
This isn’t the first time I’ve attempted a switch to Linux, but it is the first time that I’ve made the switch and am going to stay switched.
What is the “offending garbage”? Windows Genuine Advantage, a process by which Microsoft software is verified to be legitimate. Only problem is that it verified that McGee’s factory-installed Windows wasn’t legitimate.
Does this mean we’ll be seeing Bad Day in L.A. on GNU/Linux? Probably not, but one can dream.