It’s been at least 4 hours since my last post about Linux, so it’s time to relate my latest Ubuntu adventures. I’m well impressed. A few weeks in to using Ubuntu, and everything’s still rosy. Everything still “just works”. Sound, webcams, iPod, automounting, everything that (I’ve learned over the years) is tricky to wrangle under… Continue reading impressiver and impressiver
Interactive Fiction – I7 on Linux
Well, there is now a front end to Inform 7 on Linux, using Haskell and GTK. The compilers are still Windows exes so must be run with Wine. For now. One would think it pretty straightforward to recompile a command line app though.
Linux vs Windows, number i in a series of 2^n
I am now, at home, a mostly exclusive Linux user. There are now only 2 or 3 things that I boot Windows for. And I’m finding now that for many things, Windows is now a burden and in fact less powerful and (which is more significant) less easy than Linux. Now I know what you’re… Continue reading Linux vs Windows, number i in a series of 2^n
World of Warcraft
It works under Linux. Rock in a box with chips.
… of my efforts to run a dual boot Gentoo/WinXP system. The other day I ran across 10 days as a Linux user, the account of a Windows user’s self-imposed Linux odyssey. And it makes fairly interesting reading. As you know I’ve been a Linux user for hmm, over 10 years now (Slackware, Redhat, Mandrake,… Continue reading Computer niggles
cups, foomatic & gimp-print excitement
Finally got the wireless print server working properly with all the PCs in the house (WinXP, Win2K, Debian and Gentoo). Debian was the easiest (cups admin page). Win2K not bad (install disc). WinXP tough (install disc & fiddling with network connections). Gentoo the toughest (nothing for printing in place already). It turned out that I… Continue reading cups, foomatic & gimp-print excitement
Fully functional and programmed in multiple techniques
Mrs. Elbeno’s old laptop is now my new laptop. It has been liberated from Windows (yes, I took off the sticker too). It runs 5 times as fast now. Really. It’s actually responsive! I can watch Strongbad emails at will. Wireless network, sound, everything works. Fluxbox is my window manager for that lean ‘n’ mean… Continue reading Fully functional and programmed in multiple techniques
I was almost getting withdrawal symptoms…
…it’s been so long since I recompiled the kernel. After going swiftly through 2.6.0 to 2.6.9, I stuck with 2.6.9 for quite a while. For some reason my firewire storage support wasn’t working properly in 2.6.9 (even though my USB storage did). So I just compiled 2.6.10, and now it works. Easy. Sometimes, even with… Continue reading I was almost getting withdrawal symptoms…