Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Home -satifaction- Bandwith...

This mornig I've done -as usually- my:
[root@zozeck pere]$ apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Apt-rpm prevent that it's going to be 42,9MB of archives to download... I anwser Y looking my clock 'cause I got to leave to office... uhm... 24 minutes later all that xorg-x11, cups, gaim ... rpm's are downloaded and installed. That's why this morning I feel satisfied with my home bandwith.

Considering new desktop distro

Since now I've been using Red Hat on my laptop without problems. Last year I was force to change to Fedora from Red Hat 'cause RH unsuportted they free distro and merge with Fedora original project.

Nowadays I feel bad with Fedora II:

  • sound configuration fails at installation time -you have to do it manually-,
  • I don't work with Oracle so I don't need a Red Hat + Oracle's compliant libraries in order to install 9.x...
  • using differents repositories for apt-rpms may cause serious problems (better managed by apt for deb)
... on the other hand, I need:
  • easy install (I don't wanna expend time installing OS)
  • good hardware recognition and configuration (I don't wanna expend time on this too)
  • easy to keep update, by now I rather prefer apt than others 'cause I know command line and I don't wanna start to learn how urpmi runs, even more when urpmi is just for Mandrake

I was looking around, and considering Progeny, Esware and some others, but I've read trukulo's blog and this makes me download Ubuntu Linux.

Trukulo says Ubuntu Linux runs fine on his laptop I hope it do the same on mine...

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Writte once

I have been looking about how writte a simple program to do a task once and running it on different platforms (as GNU/Linux, SUN, Hasefroch ...).

There're very well know options as Java, (I don'nt have any idea Java language) and Perl (I like this one) amonh others.

This days I've test Perl on Hasefroch 98 (thanks to ActiveState and this choice offers a plus, you may develop graphical interfaces by Tcl/TK. Nowadays Perl is enough, and I was told about have a look to wxWidgets, not by now, I wanna to test Spamassasin on my testing server.