Using a command line again feels terribly masochistic to me.
I couldn't stand that customized Red Hat 5 install that came with the Cobalt RaQ 3 I had to support. Uggh, the bad memories of Google searching for RPM's and documentation are all rushing back.
The later Red Hat 6 install on a CUSL2-M wasn't pretty either. Never could get the RPM for the i815E video adapter to work right. Managed to hang the machine a few times. Now that I think about it, trying to use any virtual desktop in X other than 1 also resulted in a hang. Hence the point of trying to update the driver.
Another fun projects was seeing if we could customize a Linux install for an old 486. Of course you could take a nap between commands on that box. Wanted to customize the kernel and drop off all the dead weight, but it was just too slow to do it in a reasonable manner. Hell, Windows 95 original ran faster on the machine.
There are just some thing that shouldn't be inherently difficult. Linux, the +10 to difficulty OS.
I want to try FreeBSD again, but it's hardware requirements are so terribly narrow. I never could get it to see the FA310TX NIC it says it supports.
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