Linux annoyances - 1370°C
Apr. 17th, 2006
10:43 pm - Linux annoyances
What's a girl got to do to change over from Win-evil to Linux? Argh. On my laptop, it's abysmally slow atm and it finds my trackball too sensitive; on my desktop, it's decided it can't auto-detect the ethernet connection. Argh. There always seems to be something. I reckon, on some level, that's the appeal of Linux--that you have to play with it...tweak it--but at the moment, i just want a working system. Really, i love Linux. I do. But it will never take amongst the rabble rabble if it doesn't just *work* out of the box. For my desktop, this time i'm committed. I've devoted 15g of my 40g drive to Win, and the rest to Linux. Ok...maybe that's not as committed as some, but i'm weaning. It's like using a Nicotine Patch instead of quitting cold turkey...or so i like to tell myself. Anyway, i'm installing Ubuntu Dapper at the moment. At least it will install from my DVD-R drive, which Badger wouldn't. But Dapper thought my network wasn't using DHCP, which it is. So yeah, i'm annoyed. Luckily, my annoyance is mitigated by watching the "it's coming right for us" episode of South Park.
In other news, i registered at TVI for the summer to properly defer my student loans. I'm going to take Drawing I, and have to do one more. Any ideas?
In other, other news, i have a bad joke: why do Marxists like instant tea? Because proper tea is theft. Yeah, it sounds better outloud, so read it that way. Courtesy of databeast.