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Journal of VSarkiss (704)

Sunday April 23, 2006
06:03 PM

What fresh hell is this?

[ #29423 ]

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.

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