Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category
This is a response to Heather Gold’s Microsoft = Christian, Apple = Jews.
Judaism is really Linux:
- There’s 100s of commands, most users don’t know half of them and don’t understand half of those.
- Maintenance can keep you busy from the second you open your eyes until the second you close them again.
- It doesn’t do marketing. If you want to buy in, you need to convince us that you’re good enough.
- Every user and his sister have their own customised version.
- At the core, its text based. Have a question? RTFM.
- Ok, we’ll give you a friendly interface (Ubuntu / Reform).
- You won’t believe the bizarre ideas people still have about us (no, I don’t speak Yiddish, and I don’t compile my own kernel).
- The vendors suck, but you can always rely on the community.
- Everybody copies our code.
- Arrogant? no, we’re just better. But sush. Don’t want to upset anyone, do we?
So, Have we lost Linux to the dark side?
Of course not.
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone. John Maynard Keynes
Sometimes, just sometimes, it works.
excuse the extreme geeky digression.
I’ve been enjoying Ubuntu Linux on my laptop for the last couple of months. unfortunatly, I’m giving a talk that requires ToonTalk, which does not yet run on Linux. So I bit it, and installed winXP. And SP2. And enabled updates. and waited for them to download. and installed them. and checked for updated again. and had to install the new update service. and checked again. and waited for them to download. and installed. God I miss RPMs! You know, Linux, it’s so easy..
Anyway, just when I was happy, even had FireFox and Toontalk up and running, I foolishly went into disk managment and set the Linux partition to “active”.
I mean, you’de think that active means active, and boot means boot. no. I restart and get a “can’t load OS”. damn.
Don’t really feel like starting from square one, now do I?
Insert the Ubuntu live cd, boot ‘er up, and open a terminal. Then:
> cd /dev
> sudo chmod a+rwx hda*
> (parted) set 2 boot on
Want to raise some money for your student group? Promote Linux? feel like a TV star? No problem. Just put your knowledge into a documentary / tutorial, and stick it up on video.google. Ssam Media!