Linux notes and suggestions
I’d like to add notes about linux as I learn it. I think too many linux people are so stuck inside their box they just don’t understand how the rest of the world works. (normal users that is) It makes it hard for them to accomodate others instead of bashing them for being stupid. Bashing. Hehe. that was funny. Sounds better than tching.
Ok so I’ll start with a few pages:
Linux Fixes to draw in new users (for example explain free memory better in top, free and ps) Linux fanboys need to understand that widespread acceptance doesn’t come without tweaks to support the average Joe. If you were a car guy you could tell me your custom Shelby Cobra is the only car anyone should drive till you are blue in the face. It can’t do what the family minivan can and has no value to the masses.
Problems with Linux in general:
grub explosions – easy to fix for me but not for normals.
kernel panics – no blue screens eh? lol
Application crashes – I have a lot of application crashes. Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOs, PCbsd all experience more crashed apps than Windows 7
ASCII chars – I like to use things like alt 0167. On my notebooks it works fine in windows. This Ubuntu laptop- fail.
Video card/network card support SUCKS. I’ve wasted more of my life fighting linux and drivers than I ever have on the evil windows problems with drivers.
More to come… So far it isn’t really that bad. I still don’t understand memory in linux. Compiling is kinda fun. Config files seem to make more sense. No registry is cool I guess, but it is sort of the same in the end. It is just a big config file that will get messy. As I learn more linux, and keep hearing, “you can’t do that in windows!” I keep finding that yes you can do most things in windows. The difference is that the jerks who know how in windows charge you for it. And as far as security goes, you can patch in both, you can find holes that are rootable in both. You can add security layers to both. I guess I don’t see the big deal. Find the best tool for the individual job and move on.