Spent this weekend installing RH 6.2 so that I can stop using windows as my desktop. I'm now able to sign up for a advogato account [I've been reading here for a few months now], without feeling like a hypocrite. Maybe I'm trying too hard.
I know I should be using Debian but I'm not going to start now, it would take weeks to update itself over my 28k modem. I'll wait for potato and/or my Janet connection.
My distribution history is quite entertaining, to me at
RH 5.0 -> SUSE 5.2 -> REDHAT 6.0 -> Mandrake 7.0 -> RH 7.0
Spent the whole of Sunday recompiling my kernel. SCSI problems, unresolved symbols, and strangely unstable kernels that rebooted my machine when compiling a replacement for them. Very amusing. I think including PII speed enhancements and forgetting to change processor type from 386 probably didn't help.
Figured out that changing the kernel version so that modules get put in a new /lib/modules/* directory is a good idea. So I'm now running linux-2.2.14-stu, nice :) Feel free to tell me why this is Wrong, because I'm sure it is.
Now I've just got an arms length list of stuff to do before I can get stuck into the fun stuff (Digiclone and learning C).
So, nice to be here and I hope that I can be a fraction as inciteful as some of you are.