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Saturday, April 13th, 2002 @ 11:33 pm
Posted By Brent
This is here for no reason at all.
Well boys and grills, this is my first post ever from the exciting, dorky, yet none the less spectacular world of running Linux on your desktop. Not only posting from Linux, but also did all the (minor) image editing in The Gimp. Foo's run Linux on his desktop for some time now, then Jason jumped on the boat, but it took me finally getting another machine (beside my main one) that I could do with as I please, and still be capable of such a feat as running a GUI OS on it. I've had a plethora of Linux machines before, but never one that I actually used as I use Windows. They're usually sitting around somewhere, concealed from view, serving as routers, webservers or database servers. I have to say, the difference is jarring.

Not that it's a bad thing, just a thing. I suppose it was easier for me than it would be for your common joe, seeming as I've had experience (limited as it may be) with how the file system is set up and other such intricacies of the OS, but all in all it OK.

Well, I'm sure you didn't log on to my website to sit here and read me ramble on about inanities that you could give two shit fucks about, so I'll get to more interesting things.

I went to that "Club 360" last night, for the second time, and I have to say, and it must have been Soul Night or someshit cause I think we were the only crackers in the joint. I noticed a peculiarity about the black social scene though. You go to some trendy assed white club and nobodies there but late teen to early twenty hipsters, but last night that place was easily 50% middle aged people (dressing in current "Afro-Fasion" and dancing to modern rap and such).

But, it was the second time I'd been there, and the first time was pretty cool, but it was late by the time we got there and the party seemed to be winding down. All in all I'd go again if I could schedule it as to not coincide with some bounce fest. For those not "in the know", its a bar/club ontop of the World Trade Center here in New Orleans. Its circular in layout and, yes, it spins. Hence the Name, Club 360. What a bunch of fiery balls of fucking wit they are.

After that we went to the casino so I could get free drinks while watching in astonishment the dregs of society plunk entire paychecks and babyfood budgets into machines with blinkity lights and spinny eyes. Good Stuff. They don't like it too much when you say at the top of your voice "Look at all these winners!"

Well, I've rambled long enough, and I think I'm going out tonight so I must go powder my ass and put my ruffled tuxedo on. Peace be with you brother. And also with you.

Aint No Fun Till The Homies Get Some.


NAME: mr.fix
Friday, April 19th, 2002 @ 02:45 pm
i feel some sort of jesus revolution coming into affect here. and i'm not sure i like it!!!

NAME: brandan turner
Thursday, April 18th, 2002 @ 07:11 pm
i'll come running to tie your shoe.
praise him

NAME: ian
Thursday, April 18th, 2002 @ 07:00 pm
all praise to jesus!

NAME: redb ean
Thursday, April 18th, 2002 @ 06:27 pm
i have a.d.d .it's fucking fun. i can hardly learn or spell. i say everything that pops in my head. i'm happy all of the time.
praise jesus christ.

NAME: brandon turner
Wednesday, April 17th, 2002 @ 07:07 pm
i'm going to dba, the bulldog, mollys, or bud rips. if anyone wants to party a bit call redbean. praise jesus christ.

NAME: GirlyGirl
WEBSITE: http://glitch13.com
Monday, April 15th, 2002 @ 10:36 am
I don't think you know what you're talking about.

NAME: glitch13
Monday, April 15th, 2002 @ 01:23 am

NAME: mr.fix
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 11:21 pm
let me just say this.

NAME: foo
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 10:55 pm
The reality is that Linux still isn't something a non-programmer should bother with, unless said person has access to a programmer or system administrator (i.e.: in a company that has an IT support staff).

It just isn't something that normal people can get full use out of. Don't get me wrong, I use Linux like a fiend. It gives me a boner. But there's just too much fucking goofiness for the average person to have to deal with.

Case in point: I still can't get my motherfucking digital tablet working under Linux with pressure sensitivity. I spent a week doing almost nothing but that and I still couldn't get the shit to work. The average user is going to have SOME thing that they really want to work but simply can't get it to work without getting a Phd in computer science.

Give it about two more years and it'll be ready, methinks. If not by then, then it'll remain a geeks server OS forever.

NAME: glitch13
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 05:36 pm
The problem with wine is its only around 90% compatible with windows. That sounds good at face value, but you have to understand that 99% percent of all windows programs use that 10% of compatiblity that their missing.

Of course this isn't to say it doesn't work at all. I've run many a program so far that I was completely dumbfounded that wine ran it at all. It would be missing things here and there, like specialized input fields and the like, but it did a great job.

Of course you can, like you said, always run wine in the "completely install windows on a drive partition and run it from within linux using wine" but that just seems like a little too much overhead for my taste.

NAME: mr.fix
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 04:44 pm
link for Captured By Robots

NAME: mr.fix
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 04:41 pm
but can't you just use wine(?) with linux any way. or run windows compatable crap virtual?
also the band Captured By Robotsis tonight in the montukey. thank you for asking.

NAME: glitch13
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 04:31 pm
From what I've heard of Lindows, it sounds pretty vaporous. It would rocks ass nuts if it ever actually came out, but its hard to imaging that a single company could do in two years what the entire open source community hasn't been able to accomplish in over ten: full windows<->linux compatibility (with an abstraction layer in between of course).

And lycoris does look pretty bad arse.

NAME: mr.fix
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 04:15 pm
what about LINDOWS?

NAME: ian
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 03:54 pm
if you're thinking of trying linux out, i've been reading about this lycoris distro and it's sounding pretty tempting. if nothing else, it could make for some comfortable training wheels and i can step to something 1337er in the future.

oh yeah, link.

NAME: mr.fix
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 @ 03:06 pm
i need to do more research. in my very limited understanding of open source, and linux i'm pretty blown away.