This class is actually my first time using any version of Linux. I had to start completely from scratch. I choose to use a virtual machine over a usb or partition simply for personal preference. I can tab in and out between ubuntu and windows and i don’t have to restart my computer. The only con is that it isn’t full screen. I haven’t played around with the virtual machine fully, so I’m not sure if i can change that or not. Additionally, I’m taking this class along with ECE 3574, and since we work in similar environments in both classes, hopefully things i learn in this class can help in the other and vice versa. Its nice only having class on Wednesday, but it doesn’t mean i can slack! I look forward to learning something new, as well as trying this blog out. Its going to be neat way to keep track of my own progress.