Linux



XKCD 456

The OS that is “just about to change the world” (not my words, definitely not my belief), as soon as it stops being associated with the leetnix and zealot crowd that believe it to be the answer to all computing-related problems.

After ten years or so, it hasn’t made a single sizable dent on the incumbent PC desktop environment, and it doesn’t look like it will anytime soon.

Not having learned anything from the UNIX Wars of the previous generation, Linux is split into several different factions/sects/distributions.

When I must use it, I prefer Ubuntu and derived works.

I used to use RedHat since version 4.2, but over the decades it became stodgy and outdated, with extremely poor hardware support and lots of vagaries on the server (and licensing) side – but your mileage may vary, especially if you’re into the bleeding edge. I just prefer to use what works properly the first time, every time.

Resources

Original Stuff

  • Symphony – a different desktop environment
  • PuppyLinux – a nice, compact mini-distribution

Stuff that will never come true