Tag: linux

  • Running Real’s Rhapsody in Linux

    Every once in a while I have to put something actually useful up here. I just spent a while trying to get Rhapsody to work in Firefox 3 under Ubuntu 8.10. Having an entire music store at my disposal is one of the things I miss most from my Windows machine when I need to […]

  • Major bug in Ubuntu 8.10 networking for static IP addresses

    There is a bug in the new version of Ubuntu (8.10, or Intrepid Ibex), where static IP network settings are lost after every reboot. Kind of makes it hard to connect to your box remotely with ssh. Pretty big bug, huh? You’d think it would be rather embarrassing when your latest operating system release breaks the […]

  • Zen and the Art of Linux Maintenance

    Linux provided me with the illusion of feeling useful and productive on a regular basis as it required me to put my knowledge to work fixing the never ending litany of problems.

  • Why Linux is failing on the desktop

    I should’ve known better. I wrote a post a few days ago detailing my frustration with Linux, and suggested (admittedly in very indelicate terms) that the global effort to develop Linux into an alternative to general use desktop OSes such as Windows and OS X was a waste of resources. I have absolutely no idea […]

  • The results of my annual desktop Linux survey are in: It still sucks!

    Note: If you are a member of the Orthodox Church of Linux and you suffer from high blood pressure, you might want to consult a physician before reading this. In fact, you may just want to skip to my follow up article, which presents my criticisms of Linux in a much more explanatory form. I’m […]