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back to windows (for now) part 3

Okay, things are more or less back to normal. Installed most -not all- the software I need, definitely everything I need to run the tests (now completed as well). Two things. One, once I finished I got this nagging feeling in the back of my head, a little voice telling me that, if I could go through a Windows install, or any install, in "automatic" mode, trying things until they worked, more or less with all the answers... then something was wrong. I should be using braincells for more useful stuff than this. Oh well.

The second thing was that as soon as I was finished I experienced a moment of total confusion, as in "Now, what the hell was I doing?". The install became an end in itself. Not that it can be avoided when you have to be doing so many things just to get stuff to work normally.

A bunch of comments on the other two posts, will get to them in a moment. For now, I can do what I need and that's enough. I wish Java support on Red Hat et al would be exactly on par with Windows and Mac (there are other small annoyances like the microphone not working under Java on my machine). Hopefully soon I'll be able to get back to Linux! I already miss playing with all the fancy X stuff. Windows Powertoys are a sorry excuse for tweaking the system. :)

Posted by diego on November 19 2003 at 12:46 AM

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