Archive for the ‘Operating Systems’ Category

RPM and me

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I have to admit. I was almost starting to think that RPM-based distro’s is perhaps not the worst thing ever. I was wrong. They are. 3:20 gives new meaning to the phrase “rpm hell”.

Where a simple “yum upgrade” can leave your box in a totally unusable state. No, I kid you not.


OS Assumptions

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Doing what I do I reckon people will understand my gripe with this one:  THE ASSUMPTION THAT EVERYBODY USES WINDOWS…


The Distro War

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

I’ve been often criticized for using Gentoo as the base of all my systems. The complaints against it are always the same … compile times, severe breakage, config hell, you name it. A recent thread on the glug-chat mailing list has once again proven this.


Assisting Parents

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

So after having replaced my laptop, I long since decided that my old laptop should go to my mother, who is still using an old, and slow, desktop, mostly for email and the little bit of browsing. And here I am, installing Microsoft Windows again, from the recovery disks which – after four years of owning the laptop – opened for the first time. I just came to realize that in four years I’ve never had to re-install my Linux operating system, I’ve never had any real problems with it. Something which is actually pretty scary considering that when I still used Windows I used to re-format and re-install at least once every six months.