Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ubuntu Brainstorm


Pete said...

Laptop support for GNU-Linux & X-Windows has improved many times over just in the last year-or-two.

I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3 now because many of the computer-assisted-engineering and CAD packages are only distributed in RPM packages.

I tried Fedora; but I found that:
1. The official installation DVD wouldn't mount my hard drive because of a couple bad sectors.
2. The Live DVD worked, but after I installed it and downloaded all of the updates, it then refused to boot the kernel.
3. Fedora's package manager is small and weak compared to SUSE's almighty YaST.

At work I've spent some of my "free time" implementing an Ubuntu SFTP file server. I did the set-up wholly in the command line shell. An IT consultant we have come in once a month told me about Webmin; which is amazing.

I'm going to polish off some scripts that automate user management and file permissions this morning, in fact.

Pete said...

Whoops, that was off-topic.

"Linux? Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah."

Mr. Alex said...

Naw, that's cool Pete. I didn't know about Webmin, so your comment was valuable to me. Although I do enjoy editing system files manually so I know where they are, that could be a time saver!

I currently use Ubuntu on a laptop at home & I'm setting up a Ubuntu server at work to run Drupal. Good times! Google should just buy Adobe and port all there shit to *nix...