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JAPH. (That's right -- I'm not Really Inexperienced any more.)

I'm not just here, I'm here [perlmonks.org], and here [javajunkies.org] too, I ramble randomly in my philosophical blog [blogspot.com] and my other blog [blogspot.com]. Soon I'll come in a convenient six-pack.

Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Friday November 30, 2001
09:52 AM

So Utterly Tired

[ #1439 ]
And I can't afford to be, so I'll probably end up taking a nap soon here.

I did something stupid. I got good advice and then ignored it just because my mental game-theory-matrix calculator said there was a possible payoff: Chip Salzenberg himself told me to get and attempt to install Debian, but when I noticed I had a Red Hat CD kicking around, I tried installing it instead, hoping I'd save download time.

Note to self: Take more heed of your betters, because they have good reasons.

Anyway, it took me all of last night and an hour this morning to find out that it was a mistake. I'm going off in search of the Debian downloads I'll need, then I'm going to burn a CD with just the stuff I have to have, and then I'm going to install it, come hell or high water.

Well...I'll try my damndest. Time is a variable I cannot control; it may take me days to get it installed right, and years more to learn it.

I can only say that I will be there, trying again.

There'll be time to rest in the grave...

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  • What was the issue with installing Red Hat? I just recently installed it on a co-workers laptop and had little or no trouble whatsoever - he had a 7.1 cd.
    • I know that Red Hat may not be as "trendy" as Debian or Mandrake (I'm actully running Mandrake on my laptop) but I've used - and still use Red Hat (on my home desktop for one).

      Sarcasm ahead:

      linux geek -> Do you run linux then?
      win geek -> Er, no.
      linux geek -> You suck.
      --
      linux geek -> Do you run linux then?
      linux geek2 -> Yep.
      linux geek -> yeh, but what distribution?
      linux geek2 -> Red Hat
      linux geek -> You suck.

      Shame really as linux rocks - who cares what bloody distri
  • and could print none of them here :) I gave up on RH when the upgrade from 4.0 -> 4.2 went so completely and horribly wrong that I finally embraced the darkness within and went over to the BSD side of the force.

    Use BSD. NetBSD [netbsd.org] and OpenBSD [openbsd.org] are both outstanding products and seem to be free of much of the annoyances people have with RH and other Linux distributions.

    "BSD is Linux for grown-ups" -- I forget who said this but I still giggle :)

    • BSD is Linux for grown-ups

      That's until more of the masses adopt BSD then the old BSD clan will have to move on as it won't be trendy to run BSD anymore. That new linux distribution that they find will then become ...Linux for grown-ups (grin).
      • Of course I meant to say That new unix distribution... and not linux distribution. Just wanted to make that discaimer before I get flamed - I well aware that BSD is not a linux variant but a unix variant. This will turn out to be one of those my OS is better than your OS if we're not careful and we all know how those flamewars suck. So this teeny mini-thread should probably die a death now.
  • I suspect you'll be disappointed. Debian may well be "better" than Red Hat in a number of ways (most of which are purely subjective) but if there's one area where Red Hat, Mandrake and SuSE beat Debian hands down, it's in ease of installation.