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Goodbye OpenSUSE. Hello Fedora.

It seems obvious that I just can't commit. I just can't commit to a single Linux distribution. I run different flavors on different systems, but even on my desktop, relationships are short-lived. Most recently, I was running OpenSUSE and you know, it was going along pretty good. We seemed like a good fit. And then, one day, I find myself looking at other desktops. And then, without really thinking about it much, I'm downloading an ISO image, burning it to a disk, and almost absentmindedly slipping it into the DVD drive. 

I keep my home files on a separate partition. I suppose that should tell you something since I leave the operating system partition in a position to be easily replaced if need be. Sure, I do backups, but not for the operating system. I never want to get that tied down. You know?

And so, I do a restart on my notebook, getting myself a coffee as the install process starts. I don't look back. Goodbyes were never part of our agreement, not that we had one. A few minutes goes by. I do a little surfing on my Nexus 7 tablet to pass the time. I wish I could feel remorse, but I don't.

A few minutes later, I'm looking at my old KDE desktop but it's Fedora 20 that's running on my system now. It's early in the relationship, but it feels good. I think we're going to get along. 

I try not to think about the future.

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