Saturday, April 3, 2010

In Praise of Linux

The house server, which runs Fedora Linux and does the 1-wire, currentcost etc activities plus many other things was becoming a bit unstable and was crashing every day or two.

The cry went up and 'Feck' was heard throughout the land.

It took me most of the day to sort it.

It was all caused by disk errors. Luckily they were only soft errors. File allocation errors etc.

It took a long time to find out what the problem was and then to repair it.

Anyway, all good now.

I also had an aborted upgrade issue, that left things in a bit of a limbo situation. I was able to force it through, I think.

The truth is that I really enjoyed it. Plenty of problem solving and I didn't know if I could solve it. Well, I knew I could.

If it was Windows, I think the outcome would = Bollixed.

Linux will never catch on, as it is complex under the hood.

But you can get under the hood and twiddle away and fix really obscure issues.

The new word on the street is 'Coolziod'.

I Love Fedora..............

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