Computing at a higher level

After nearly 2 weeks since trouble occurred on my home PC, I’m back to normal, normal as in, I have a perfectly working computer once again. A system that works to the level that I’m happy with. This includes a massive upgrade in the operating system and a hard disk of more storage capacity, more cache memory and more RPM, 10k. Life is getting back to normal.

The new operating system is the LINUX Red Hat’s Fedora2 with the new 2.6 kernel. Very cool what they have done with the LINUX system. I am most impressed. I have being on the LINUX system for several years now. So, I’m quite accustom with the nuts and bolts of open source programs.

It’s funny, at university, everything is done on MS Windows, however, in advanced Computer Science classes, classes that I will never take but several of my fellow classmates are trudging through, they use Open Source. I mean, once I spread my wings in the great wide world, I will never use the Microsoft system anyways. My office computers will certainly not have it. I could argue that until hell freezes over.

I have more tools with this system and all my hardware is up and running. Usually, it takes at least 4 or 5 weeks to get everything perfect. Either I’m getting good at hacking and configuring, or the world of free-open source programmers are really getting good with their kraft? Needless to say…..I’m a happy camper, once again. What a way to spend the long weekend.

6 Thoughts on “Computing at a higher level

  1. One day…….. :pray:

  2. Perhaps over tea sometime….:read:

  3. i’m not happy with how my computers work! 🙁

  4. Yeah, they are really nice to have or, they are the thorn in your side. :yell:

  5. OK, so I installed Fedora Core 3 and here’s the odd thing. With my USB ADSL modem plugged in during bootup it hangs at the “probing hardware” stage but if I un-plug the modem the bootup runs fine and I have Linux running. Yeah. But how the hell to I get onto the net without my modem?

  6. Hey Stuart, First off congratulations.

    [1]Now, you may need to configure your BIOS in order to get your boot configuration right. I had a similar problem once before. Windows detects USB post a little differently than UNIX because of the way the Kernel works. But it is rare that the BIOS would be incorrect to mess with the Kernel?

    [2]If your BIOS is correct, then you must configure your boot loader to sort out your USB. Again during the installation, that should of gotten sorted out.

    [3] (most likely problem) If you are running a dual-boot system, (windows and LINUX) that is where you run into problems to. Because you may find that you need to re-boot your ADSL Modem to automatically configure with LINUX. Like the Cable modem, it thinks it dealing with a different computer each time you switch operating systems. I ran into this problem all the time running windows and LINUX together. Anyway check these links out.

    The HOW TOs of LINUX: http://www.linuxhq.com/ldp/index.html

    ADSL Tid bits: http://www.linuxhq.com/ldp/howto/ADSL-Bandwidth-Management-HOWTO/index.html

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