OK, I found my (Kmail) LOST email
cr at orcon.net.nz
Sun Jun 15 02:06:50 BST 2008
On Sunday 15 June 2008 10:42, ziklag wrote:
> On Saturday 14 June 2008, Rikard Johnels wrote:
> > On Saturday 14 June 2008 18:21, ziklag wrote:
> > > I guess that I'm having trouble saying anything nice about Linux
> > > lately. It seems like each rev. gets worse. I just "upgraded" (sic)
> > > to FC9. What a kludge! Now here's an ALPHA quality product:
> > ...Lots of ranting cut....
> > > So frustrated with Linux.
> > So stop using it???
> > If it bugs you so badly, why stay around using it???
> > I for my side have been around since the RH Mothers day release. +0.1
> > (somewhere late 1995)
(snippage for bandwidth)
> > I myself tend to wait a while for the "bleeding edge guys" to comment on
> > all the strangeness and new features provided in a new release, and then
> > make a assessment on wether to upgrade or wait.
> > And i go by the parole, "If it works to your needs and is to your liking,
> > stay with it!"
> > There is no need to have the latest just cause its availale.
> When your system is unstable, then 'yes', there usually is a need to
> try the latest software.
> > Sure, if there is things that yet doesnt work in your particular release,
> > you might want to try the newer one.
> > But whenever i do that i use a "scrap disc" to make a new evaluation
> > install to test the system before i use it "live".
> > I never "just upgrade and hope for the best."
> > If i like it, and it fixes what didnt work. Fine!
> > If it doesnt, and my old setup is working as wanted, i'll stick to that,
> > and wait for a fix later on.
> Back in the day, used to be able to afford a whole computer test lab.
> Now, I consider it extravagent to have an XP box (for downloading
> music and burning music CDs (linux can't do this on my machine.)),
> my old BeOS R5 for playing music (SoundPlay rocks), and my "high-end"
> Linux AMD-64 system. I don't have spare disk space to test it out
You've got a 'high-end' AMD64 machine and you *don't have spare disk space?*
You didn't think to format your hard drive into several partitions? You
only need say 5GB for a full install (so long as you keep your own data on a
different partition, which is always a good idea), and since you can't buy a
hard drive with less than 80GB these days (or has it gone up by now?), you
should be able to spare room for at least a couple of partitions for the OS.
Heck, you could buy a whole new hard drive for half what Windoze Vista would
One of the great things about Linux is that (unlike many Windoze flavours) it
doesn't demand to run from Partition 0 of Drive 0. Nor does it try to screw
you if you install several copies of itself.
I do just what Rikard Johnels (above) does for upgrades, and it's easy and
But all this is OT on a KDE list, I think.
... AMD-64 running Debian Etch 32-bit, and trying Debian Etch 64-bit, oh and
Damn Small Linux, and anything else I feel like trying, they all boot happily
with Grub. Used to run Win98 as well (on Partition 0 of Drive 0) till the
drive died of old age and I couldn't be bothered reinstalling it.
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