My new Mac is here in all its gigantic overpowering silver glory. It glows nice too.
And not five minutes after it leaves my fingers… mailGuy shows up with my copy of YellowDog 2.1!! Happy camping ahead…
I’m an idiot. I thought, hey, OS X is a lot more stable now and my friend has the latest beta. I should try it out! So, I wiped my poor old Powerbook’s hard drive and installed everything. The one thing I forgot is that OS X is a pig. It’s a big giant memory eating sow. I forgot to take into consideration the fact that I have an old G3 with 128 megs of RAM. It’s sad, but that’s just not enough to run the beast that is OS X.
So, it’s Monday morning and I’m reinstalling my favorite config: OS 9 and YellowDog 2.0. I’ll run MOL, play Same Gnome, install AOLserver and Postgres and have some fun. Screw you, OS X. Even Windows 2000 will run on a P2-400 with 128 megs of RAM. So there.
I am just blown away by this image. I reminds me of the little characters my brother, Tim, and I used to draw in high school. We’d draw a little person form, and then only fill in parts of the person, so they ended as these humanoid sculptures. It sounds a lot cooler than we ever got them to turn out. This is cool… but, so is the rest of the site.
Do you have a Mac? If you do, and you’re not sure what to do with it, why not try Yellow Dog Linux? Consider this a testimonial. I love YellowDog! I’ve used LinuxPPC and Mandrake on my poor old Powerbook, and YellowDog is bar far the easiest to set up and use. It’s based on RedHat 7 (so it’s reasonably up-to-date) is easy to update (thanks, yup!), fairly easy to configure, and runs like a champ. You can even dual and triple boot between it, OS 9 and, if you’re crazy, OS X. Does it GET any more fun than that? I thought not.
Geek Alert: I just installed Red Hat, Ximian GNOME (for Red Carpet), PostgreSQL, a Sybase Client, AOLserver, and got all of them happy, stable and working in less than two hours. How is THAT for cool? Now, that three hours doesn’t count the two it took to format, but still, how sweet is that? I feel so smart.
WHICH means it’s time to go to Lowe’s, and buy some home repair stuff. That’ll learn me. I’ll get home completely broken by the vast array of home desctruction options available to me in the concrete-floored, metal-shelved aisles of the home “improvement” store.
Give me computers any day of the week….
So now I have a Linux box on (under) my desk. It’s nice to sit here and look at a lovely GNOME desktop while doing my work. Linux is fun. Linux is groovy if you want to run a website on it. Linux isn’t so hot when it comes to working in a company that’s 100% windows-centric. So, I’ve got Win2k in the middle, a Sun box to the right of me, my RedHat box to the left, and my Powerbook in a drawer. Does it get any better than that?