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A few days ago, I realized that my switch to Linux has gone well enough -- apart from one major hassle that's now solved -- that I no longer miss my Mac, except on some rare occasions.

I've adjusted to Ubuntu's system quirks and requirements; my keystoke combinations -- I prefer to use a personal computer with as little mouse action as possible-- are now a habit instead of an adjustment curve. I've also discovered a number of things that work better in this flavor of Linux than they do on the Mac.

There were a few key tasks I had to get right before making a full cut-over, especially since I took the computer with me on an international trip last week. At the top of the list was getting my VPN working (it's fine), because public and hotel WiFi systems are a security nightmare. 

Over the next few weeks I'll be describing some of the nuts and bolts of a (at least my) successful migration to Linux, which will be part of a new writing project (linked below). Bottom line: It's easier than you might think, and Linux is increasingly ready for prime time, and not just for techies.
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  • Bournemouth University
    Senior Lecturer, 2004 - present
  • British Sky Broadcasting
    Director of Publicity, 1999 - 2003
  • United Broadcasting & Entertainment
    Controller, Press & Programme Publicity, 1997 - 1999
  • Granada Television
    Head of Press & Programme Publicity, 1995 - 1997
  • Meridian Broadcasting
    Head of Press & Publicity, 1992 - 1995
  • Fleishman-Hillard UK
    Account Director, 1991 - 1992
  • Charles Barker Traverse-Healy
    Account Manager, 1988 - 1991
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Teaches at Bournemouth University. Researching a PhD ("An analysis of the influence of public attitudes on war outcomes: the case of Afghanistan"). Co-editor at New Left Project. UCU branch secretary.
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