I don’t know how much of this is true, but it’s definitely very compelling.
Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category
October 3rd, 2007
October 9th, 2006
I had an old friend here at home yesterday teaching me how to install gentoo. There are more than a dozen steps involved, including the kernel configuration and compilation. In the very end you reboot it and cross your fingers. We had a nice kernel panic error, but as he is a linux expert he was able to fix it in five seconds.
I enjoyed the experience, and tried to install it in a virtual machine, using VmWare as a sandbox. Didn’t work but I blame my experiments with the kernel configuration. Gonna try again tomorrow.
While some can see this as a waste of time I see it as using parts of your brain that have been sleeping for long time. I have this OS itchy to scratch for a long time. I wanted to run Mac OS Tiger but damn, those machines are too expensive here, so I think I can be happy with Gentoo, KDE and XL. I want to give Mono a new try (last time I used it was in 2002 and I didnt have a good impression). In the end I want that feeling you get when you are giving the first steps in a new field, and you’re not sure where to go, how to do basic things, and especially how to solve problems. I’m sure geeks out there know what I’m talking about.