I got a new computer after my hard disk died -- actually, it's my father's old computer. He wanted a new one, so in exchange for the footwork of getting him one, I got his old box.
I had to decide what to put on here -- I've used Fedora in the past, so FC5 was an obvious choice. I also dowloaded and burned a DVD of Kubuntu. The latter is supposed to be both installer and a live-CD system.
Kubuntu looked nice in live mode, but somehow it didn't want to install -- it would just hang. So I figgered I'd bring up FC5. And then a series of bad memories came back, like Gnome is the default instead of my preferred KDE, NTFS support isn't loaded, the samba setup is weird. But the biggest insult: typing
gvim said it's not compiled with graphics enabled. Argh! Who made the brilliant choice to put gvim in a different package than "vim"? Sigh.
So I spent most of today updating stuff with yum, which started out saying:
Install 3 Package(s)
Update 169 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)
Total download size: 481 M
And yes, I did steal the entry title from Dorothy Parker's biography by Marion Meade.