22 Apr 2000 TordJ   » (Master)

The easter holliday! I'm having four and a half day off and nothing important that must be done. Terrific! :)

I've been spending the first two and half days jogging (need to get in shape), walking around in the park eating icecream (weather has been wonderful), watching TV, looking at my aquarium and making a lot of re-/installation of stuff on my computer.

I've been taking Mandrake 7.0 off from my stationary system since it never really worked to my satisfaction and repeatedly trashed my BeOS partition. :(

Installed SuSE 6.4 Evaluation instead since it's the latest distribution and I decided to give SuSE a try. Got quite disappointed that you got forced into a KDE environment. I like to switch between GNOME and KDE from time to time. Liked the support for ReiserFS and 3D accelaration for my Voodoo3 though, but then got disgusted from the lack of some very standard libraries (like GTK+) when I started to install some of my favourite tools from source and decided to switch to Red Hat 6.2 instead. But for some reason couldn't get the Red Hat installation to work on my system, tried with Caldera eDesktop as well, but the same problem there (started to get that kind of trouble when I inserted a new soundcard some months ago if memory serves me right, planning to rip it out again...). Got TurboLinux 6.0.1 to install though, but after some playing around I decided that I would prefer SuSE ahead of TurboLinux and installed it again. :(

After some tweaking and getting used to, I kind of start to like it...

Also got BeOS 4.5 up and running again and installed a lot of programs on my laptop which has been lying around with a very basic RH 6.2 install since I bought it because of lack of time. Good to feel that both my computers finally are configured the way I want. :)

Now I have two days left and plan to do some serious coding on BladeEnc. I've started to do some changes using my laptop while my stationary system was reinstalling operating systems and unless something unexpected happens I should have some very interesting experimental code running by tomorrow...

But now I need to sleep...zzzzz!

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