Sunday, December 12, 2021

So Windows


Zorin OS install. You don't want telemetry. You don't check the telemetry crap... Wait, there is a trap, you HAVE to check that... Zorin REALLY wants to be MS.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

When Oracle is the good guy

"Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor."

Or not...

Are you here?

Before every Ubuntu release this guy posted something about african animals and funny OS names.

At least until 18.04...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016




Sunday, May 19, 2013

Desktop Status 2013

Gnome 3 - phone ui for your desktop, feature removals, ignorant devs, good for atm machines
KDE 4 - huge mess with ridiculous gradients, misaligned text, cartonish look and chaotic ui
MATE - they are trying hard and yes this is the least bad choice. Be aware people will label you old and a person who cannot see the "innovation" if you happen to use this.
Unity - commercial look, almost usable, spyware
XFCE - would be a great competitor to win95

Cinnamon - like the others looks very good on 200x150 screenshots and is almost promising (if you are not a tablet\cloud\iwannabemac\morecloud type person and ignore the fact that they don't have the manpower to keep the development in sync with the gnome3 base, so the future of this thing is questionable), but like 90% of linux desktop software is plagued with the following problems:
Problem 0: feels unfinished
Problem 1: is really unfinished, small glitches everywhere
Problem 2: they use the words "Traditional layout", so they make themselves obsolete. This is stupid, there is only one layout on PC desktops. Of course you can use an interface made for tablets *if* you are idiot, but that will not make that new and modern.
Problem 3: gtk3

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mageia 1 Review: How to make a distribution

First of all let's see the general basic steps of a Linux distribution creation.
  • Find a strange name for your distro and create a childish logo.
  • You know that creating a new distro is hard, so you must find an already existing base. (Beware! You will have find a good reason of your distros existence and that is not a easy as it sounds. See later.)
  • Create a website!
  • Make sure that every page of the website contains the words: free and community (at least 10 times)
  • Community, community, community: explain in large how wonderful your distros community is.
  • The features page of the website: copy and paste the old "how wonderful is that linux has everything from office programs to games" text from a different distro page. If you think that's now enough then add something again about the community or freedom.
  • Show exciting statistics about the huge number of packages available in your repositories and hide the fact that in 2011 installing something which is not in the repo is still a pain and you have no idea how (don't want) to change this.
  • If you think the default desktop of your distro sucks or have no idea what the default DE of your distro should be then do create a lot of spins and add a download option for every DE spin. Make sure you explain somewhere the importance of choice. To help confused users add a complicated wiki article about different installation medias and wonder why Linux is under 1% on the desktop.
  • Make sure every visitor of your site understands that your distribution includes LibreOffice and NOT OpenOffice but don't explain why this is important (because is not).
  • Invite people to do things. Say that everybody can participate and hide the fact that you have no idea what is the direction or plan. Here you can explain again why the community is so important. When explaining the lack of strategy or direction you can point that no commercial management can dictate the path your distro will take.
  • Create a backports repository for your current "stable" version. Create a nonfree repository too. And create a testing repository. And create a contrib repository. Say again something about the greatness of choice, but add that you have no idea what will happen if somebody mixes these repositories too much.
And we are here: They are following this little guide with lots of enthusiasm. Mageia 1 is a new (old) distribution and is based (basically they have copied everything) from Mandriva Linux. Mandriva is bad now because they are controlled by an evil corporation. And this corporation is not a community, which is bad.

They did a good job at explaining why this distro is needed: Mageia is about people. So it is a club or something. They even states that Mageia have People not Users...

Ah, and they are looking for advocates too!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A list of truly evil systems

I think this is around 99% of the whole freetard community. Nice.

BTW, they call them all GNU/Linux. I understand they are pissed, because everybody forgets GNU, but still. Red Hat Enterprise GNU/Linux?