First Look – Solydxk

This is really what KDE Neon should have been. Not some buggy YABU but straight off of Debian. Hopefully those in charge will consume this distro and re-brand it KDE Neon. Having heaped that kind of praise it is not without its quirks. While the “Welcome” screen slide show you manually navigate through seems nice, …

Continue reading ‘First Look – Solydxk’ »

First Look – 4MLinux

Over the past weekend my Internet connection was pretty horrible. After the failure of antiX I wasted a lot of time pulling down 4MLinux. Many attempts to get a successful download then a lot of disappointment trying out the distro. My standard philosophy when trying out new distros, even bad ones, is to burn a …

Continue reading ‘First Look – 4MLinux’ »

Doing Battle With KaOS

Those of you who follow this blog and Interestingauthors.com/blog know I’ve been experimenting with quite a few Linux distros lately. The YABU (Yet Another uBUntu) tree has frustratingly broken wireless networking (it will usually connect, just disconnect and reconnect you a lot.) You also had to hack it to make it recognize the Doro 626 …

Continue reading ‘Doing Battle With KaOS’ »

Linux Fatal Design Flaw

Okay, there are many fatal design flaws, such as the inability to actually cluster like OpenVMS has been able to do since the early 1980s, but one is going to bring it to a screeching halt industry wide. What is that? Requiring a video driver be compiled into/with the kernel. I haven’t looked at the …

Continue reading ‘Linux Fatal Design Flaw’ »

Mint 18 – Don’t Install Kernel Updates

Even when you have your updater preferences set to “don’t break my system” it appears things get broken horribly. After being rather pleasantly surprised by Mint 18 KDE 64-bit performance and how things worked well with BOINC I decided to apply the kernel updates it kept nagging me about. BIG MISTAKE! Once you install the …

Continue reading ‘Mint 18 – Don’t Install Kernel Updates’ »