Forge wrote:Virtualization yes, but I prefer a single central box with more grunt running VMware Server. I prefer it that way because the frontend can run on anything, and all the computational grunt work of the VM is done on the host.
just brew it! wrote:IMO the main shortcomings that VirtualBox still has are:
- Lack of SMP support
- Lack of 64-bit guest support unless the host CPU supports hardware virtualization extensions (this will become less of an issue as time goes on since AFAIK all current 64-bit CPUs support it)
flip-mode wrote:Gnome frequently gets a little choppy, especially when scrolling a web page or scrolling in just about any application. Is this true for anyone else?
flip-mode wrote:Time for a guilty confession: since I have installed Ubuntu, I have barely touched the command line.
flip-mode wrote:See a prior thread ranting about this.Second - Ubuntu 8.10 did not offer me the chance to configure a static network interface during install. I have not yet figured out how to configure it. Well, I have been able to configure it but the configuration only lasts for the current session and gets blown away after a reboot. Now the GUI network config tool will let me set my IP which is all fine and good but it won't (that I can see) let me set my default gateway.
flip-mode wrote:It is true that they don't use inittab, but it shouldn't concern you at all. If you are mucking with inittab on most Linux distros, I virtually guarantee you're doing something the wrong way.Third - Ubuntu 8.10 does not use inittab but, apparently, instead uses an event.d directory full of stuff. Personally, FreeBSD's approach seems infinitely more intuitive.
bitvector wrote:Ouch So it's not just me, which means it is worse than I thought.See a prior thread ranting about this.
bitvector wrote:remember whom you are talking to... and rest assured I am doing something the wrong way. But thanks for the tip.If you are mucking with inittab on most Linux distros, I virtually guarantee you're doing something the wrong way.
Buub wrote:Noted. What about just a file and print server, and an FTP server? I want to do a file and print server here at home and an FTP server (behind a pfSense firewall) at work.While I would wholly endorse a Linux OS for a desktop machine, because it's more "popular", if I was building a firewall or dedicated network gateway, it would be either FreeBSD or OpenBSD all the way, no contest.
flip-mode wrote:bitvector wrote:Ouch So it's not just me, which means it is worse than I thought.See a prior thread ranting about this.
flip-mode wrote:But if some serious regard for quality is not put into Ubuntu I don't see how it will ever gain any serious trust. Sloppiness will not be kind to its reputation.
flip-mode wrote:Quick question: I noticed that Debian's documentation is pretty good and since Ubuntu is based on Debian I am wondering how applicable Debian's documentation is to Ubuntu?
just brew it! wrote:I'm running 8.10 everywhere and one thing that's bitten me hard is the compiler default is now gcc-4.3 and I've had a complete nightmare getting it to build my diskless folding stuff. I've given up and swapped the link back to gcc-4.2 and I'm doing a lot better, but still not quite there yet. I also had the Network Mangler issues in the other thread and that is uninstalled now.Aside from that there are a few other niggling annoyances in 8.10, but no other major mess-ups (at least not that I've found yet). I am actually using 8.10 on my home Linux desktop now, and I'm reasonably happy with it.
Forge wrote:If you just find yourself missing FreeBSD-isms, I've heard Gentoo is as close as it gets with a Linux kernel. I haven't spent a lot of time in FBSD, but I've used Gentoo a lot and liked it. It can be quite a shift getting used to the compiles though.
just brew it! wrote:As mentioned in the last post of that thread, ripping out the new network manager applet, and configuring things manually in /etc/networks/interfaces seems to clear up the static IP stupidity. Aside from that there are a few other niggling annoyances in 8.10, but no other major mess-ups (at least not that I've found yet). I am actually using 8.10 on my home Linux desktop now, and I'm reasonably happy with it.
flip-mode wrote:I will give Gentoo a shot on another machine then.
# emerge -av openoffice
# emerge -av openoffice-bin
Glad to hear I'm not the only one experiencing the static IP annoyance. That said, I've been very happy with 8.10 overall as well, and I'm even using ATI graphics drivers and Creative X-Fi drivers with no issues. I did need to remove the "Ubufox extension for Firefox" package in order for my Firefox add-ons to work properly. And being a former Fedora and Debian user, I had to go in and disable the boot-up splash screen... seeing an Ubuntu logo instead of kernel boot messages just doesn't feel like Linux to me