Linux as a desktop has grown up a lot in the year since I left. Anti-aliased fonts and a font-server that understands them are now part of the standard redhat 8 distribution which means that Mozilla finally looks nice under X. 'Neat' makes swiching between wireless networks a breeze and Redhat Network Update is as convenient as Apple's Software Update. I've updated my kernel and system libraries via it without a hitch. If you were to turn the console boot messages into a twirling fruity logo, I'd hardly remember I was using linux.
Bluecurve was nice but WindowMaker is still my preference.
# — 31 March, 2003