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Linux Update: Still Not Ready For Prime Time   


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Last weekend my computer was acting a little flaky…kept crashing.  The crashes got more and more frequent.  On Sunday I went downstairs after using the computer.  A few hours later, I came upstairs and it was turned off.  After switching it on, it would just shut back down after a few seconds.  Maybe the motherboard went…maybe the power supply.  Who wants to mess with that stuff anymore?

I decided it’s time to get back into multiprocessors.  I have a 2×800MHz box that I got from work awhile back.  Already has linux on it.  I don’t really want to blow it away because I need some of the stuff on it.  But I don’t want to put my Windows drive in completely different hardware and risk losing all my data if I have to format.

The obvious solution seems to be to put my Windows drive in the linux box and start using linux at home.  These days I use mostly open source stuff anyway.  Linux is getting easier, and I’m getting better at it.
It took me 4 hours of head-pounding before I found this wonderful step-by-step on how to get my Wifi card working!  I kept finding various leads, and as usual one bit or another just doesn’t quite work right.  I think at some point I crossed this tutorial but decided to pass over it before finally coming back to it in a last-ditch effort to make it work.

Fortunately getting access to my NTFS drive was much easier.

Sorry, linux.  I’ve got a BS in Computer Science and a lot of experience and it *still* took me 4 hours to do something that should take 5 minutes.  Still not ready for prime time.  Maybe next year?

3 Responses to “Linux Update: Still Not Ready For Prime Time”

  1. Mike Says:

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    See this is why you should be using open Solaris! Although, I can’t claim your wifi would have worked easier.

  2. Gregg Says:

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    An interesting take on Linux

    March 14, 2007
    In this episode we hear from the New York Times contributor Eric A. Taub about what it takes to use your cellphone overseas and from Brian Boyko, a journalist based in Austin, Tex., who talks about his recent experiment with switching to Linux. J.D. addresses a reader question about reading PDFs.

    http://podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2007/03/14/15techtalk.mp3

    http://consumer.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTI5OCwxLCxoY29uc3VtZXI=

  3. Troy Says:

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    Hey, Gregg! Nice to hear from you!

    I can’t wait to listen to that podcast: shortcomings of linux and absurd costs of international cellphone usage are two of my favorite ranting points!

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