There is basically a sequel to Dreadnought called Castles of Steel. Which renders moot my criticism about Massie skimping over the actual start of WWI. Still wish he were more interested in the land battles. Started reading it today. The Kaiser was such an interesting guy. You can’t just label him as an “idiot,” or an “boor,” or a “warmonger.” He certainly did do things that could land him in all three categories; but he also was an intelligent man, could be gracious, and genuinely wanted only friendly relations with England. I hope to read everything Robert Massie has written.
I’m going to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 7 for a while. If all goes well I’ll eventually get rid of the Windows. If some stuff doesn’t work, I’ll continue to dual boot and just trim down Windows for only the program/peripheral that I absolutely need. I’m getting a new SSD and Mint is going on there. Kinda done with Windows.