this is my leap year post

February 29, 2008

But it doesn’t contain anything useful. At all.

Except, well, mmm. Maybe not, eh? Maybe not.


linux: the discussion gets heateded

February 8, 2008

Alf says:
Look
Genghis says:
bunchacunts
Alf says:
lol
Genghis says:
OK, that shit really does make me wanna luv teh penguin
Genghis says:
(in an OS sense)
Alf says:
ah yes, once one can install Nvidia drivers it’ll all be swimmy
Alf says:
the “irony” being that they used to be a piece of piss to install, but now i’m having considerable troubles
Genghis says:
I’ve told you about teh FC, haven’t I? Haven’t I????
Alf says:
i think it’s more to do with the nvidia side of things
Alf says:
all of a sudden it wants the kernel source and tree and stuff it didn’t appear to need last time
Genghis says:
tsk
Alf says:
and i’m sure all that stuff is on there
Alf says:
but, heh, what do I know?
Genghis says:
it doesn’t “just work” then?
Alf says:
“nope”
Alf says:
i may be at a disadvantage with using the live install of f8
Alf says:
as it’s not the full ticket
Alf says:
and i’ve got to install all the useful crap
Genghis says:
gaaaah
Alf says:
*sighs*
Genghis says:
ho ho ho
Genghis says:
this is why Linux is *still* not ready
Genghis says:
the g33ks just accept this shit
Genghis says:
and it isn’t good enough
Alf says:
and you lazy arse MS people don’t care to learn shit
Genghis says:
bollox
Genghis says:
I shouldn’t need to “learn stuff ” to install drivers
Alf says:
yes you should
Alf says:
it’s not frigging windows
Alf says:
just like driving a car ain’t riding a bike
Alf says:
meh, bollocks, tell you what, i’ll go take a HGV for a drive this lunchtime cos it’s got wheels and an engine
Alf says:
so it *must* be the same as driving a car
Genghis says:
yup, and everybody and his dog drives a car because it’s easier than an HGV and more convenient than a bike, and fuck the compromises on size and the environment
Alf says:
like to see your dog drive it
Alf says:
you spot the dumbing down of this world?
Genghis says:
if linux wants to a consumer OS, then it’s gotta pander to the lowest common denominator
Alf says:
go back to your windows, it’s nice and easy and doesn’t require you to put your brain in gear
Alf says:
linux doesn’t *want* to be consumer
Genghis says:
and if you, captain fucking tech support, can’t install the drivers, THEN IT’S TOO BLOODY HARD
Alf says:
teh g33ks want it to be
Genghis says:
and that’s why 98% still think it’s shit
Genghis says:
and they’re not wrong
Alf says:
Meh, you can call me Captain Fucking Tech Support from now on
Alf says:
98% don’t know
Genghis says:
Being deliberately arch went out with the Smiths
Alf says:
ok, i will try again this evening with f8
Alf says:
if it fails, i will move on to another distro
Alf says:
i have teh plenty
Alf says:

and if that one fails, well, it’s back to XP and you can have yer pound of 0s and 1s
Genghis says:
unless it’s gonna let you download the drivers in one file onto the desktop, double click and it installs, then it’s still shit
Alf says:
i have the drivers in 1 file
Alf says:
i have to run it from the command line (cos it fcks with X)
Genghis says:
not interested
Genghis says:
is shit
Alf says:
oh you are, for the comedy and the blood pressure medication
Genghis says:
Windows video drivers install under windows
Genghis says:
I want it to be good, I really do
Genghis says:
but it isn’t
Genghis says:
at least in the usability stakes
Alf says:
ah it is in the usability, just not in the setup