A day away

I’m on the other computer.
I am fed up totally with trying to get things working how I want, I’m fed up with finding things which I was lead to believe Linux did better than windows, I fed up with ‘su’ (it’s MY DAMN MACHINE) and I’m fed up with the dullness that is Ubuntu. So I’m leaving the other machine switched off.

So far, Linux may be great for servers and huge systems, but it sucks big ones for desktops. I cannot remember being so frustrated at software before.

8 thoughts on “A day away

  1. Chuck it then, you achieved a lot, way more than you may thing you did.
    You seemed to be expecting some great revolation in computing or something, which isn’t what linux is. It’s more a different way of constructing an OS, I dont really know why people keep saying it’s so amazing, it’s just another os.

    If there are programs you really miss from windows, there is “wine” that installed pretty easily for me and I canrun winamp in it.

    Otherwise, chuck it, wipe it, use it for something else for a bit and wait for the itch to try it again to come back and have another go. Then you’ll have all the experience you have now, and be able to get it set up quickly and extend into new knowledge with a fresh attitude.

    Also, quit it with the bad vibes, my machine locked up over night, I’m inclined to blame you :oP (I dont know what went wrong)

  2. I felt the way you did until I discovered Ubuntu. Maybe if you’d used harder distro’s like I did first then you’d be amazed by Ubuntu. 😀

    In all seriousness though, if it doesn’t do what you want it to do then it isn’t the tool for you. Linux isn’t necessarily ‘better’, it’s just a different way of doing things, another tool.

    Having said that, I remember feeling extremely frustrated myself when I first began to use linux a couple of years ago. I’m glad I stuck the frustration out (mind you it was most likely pure stubborness that kept me trucking away at it). But it’s not for everyone, and if it’s not for you then all it requires is a trip back to Windows land. 🙂

    I use both incidentally, I’m constantly flicking between the two. Nobody says you have to use one or the other. 🙂

  3. Gregory on 15:15 Saturday 7 Jan 2006 at 15:15 Saturday 7 Jan said:

    Zenith – I often get the feeling that’s the exact reason Ubuntu and other hyped distros get so much love: people are going “HOLY COW! It’s not anywhere near as awful!” 😉

    Hear, hear.

    Really, nobody is forcing you to use Linux. For me, Linux is a huge mass of unfriendly experiences merged together by the distro name. It is not ready for Desktop, even if some fans can swear that it’s better than Windows in that aspect, and it isn’t going to be ready (for me) until I can listen music AND hear other sounds AT THE SAME TIME without having to mess in the sound configuration. Among other things.

  4. Yeah, I agree. You tried it, You didn’t like it. Fine. Whatever. Now go buy a mac mini and switch to OS X. You won’t have these headaches with OS X.

    (I know, because I switched from Windows a few months back. All I use Windows for now is gaming, which I probably could play everything I have on OS X, except I have an iBook, which really isn’t built for gaming.)

  5. Agreed on the Mac idea. It’s built on BSD anyhow (but don’t let that put you off), so most *nix projects are easy ports to it. The GUI is nice and, importantly, sensible. For the most part it’s consistant too.

    As I say to my Linux zealot friends: “When I want a Unix inspired desktop, I’ll buy a Mac”

    The Mac Mini is a really nice machine too, if you’re looking for a desktop thats about the same power as a laptop, but incredibly low form factor. I really like them.

  6. A Mac Mini would be the ideal solution, you can use your existing monitor, and have a small footprint machine. The specs are great too considering it is like 1/3 the price of an iMac or 1.2 the price if you go with the SuperDrive option which I would highly recommend. OS X is a pleasure to run and very easy on the eyes. It is also almost as virus/spyware free as Linux, though I know that was not a deciding factor for you.

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