Monday, July 30, 2007

Linux on the Desktop

I currently run Fedora 7 on the desktop. It works pretty slick. My biggest problems with linux on the desktop are not linux's problems but problems with Sun and AMD / ATI. I would like sun to put out a newer version of the the last x86_64 version that worked was put out by Blackdown. Now the 1.4.2 version by Blackdown is getting really old (2002) it was built with older libraries. It no longer works correctly with firefox 2.0.5. Most next gripe is AMD mobility drivers. Why cant flglx, just work? Its not like Nvidia is much better, but atleast after you install their binary driver it works without an hour of hacking you xorg.conf.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

History of Linux

I wasn't interest in Linux until 1995. I had a 486 and windows 3.11 / Dos. I keep thinking there had to be something better. I downloaded a bsd derivative and went to town. It wasn't until talking to others at work when I heard about Linux. I bought the yggdrasil Linux bible and have been hooked ever since. Here is an article I ran across today and found very nostalgic.