September 11, 2003

Luck, or skill?

I guess I must have crossed my fingers just right, because the reinstall went smoothly. The Linux server is back online. Files are once again being happily served from a buzzing little box back in the closet. And the less I have to touch that box, the better.

I hate it that I know so little about Linux. I hate it that the littlest problem seems to paralyze me and sends me running for the installation discs. And I hate that it seems impossible for me to learn more about Linux. So while it sucks to label myself a “Windows Guy”, that seems to be the inescapable conclusion. I can learn almost anything about Windows, and almost nothing about Linux. Is that just the way my brain is wired?

And if so, why am I fighting it?

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  1. the head lemur says:

    You are getting tired of watching Windows re-installing, upgrading, re-booting, re-installing, upgrading,re-booting,(400 iterations here)…

    You want to cut your thoat everytime a client want's you to connect another HP swiss armyknife printer,scanner,fax,picture sending printer…

    Your dreams are filled with Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Device Manager> Reinstall Driver>….

    You wanna say tarball……and mean it.

    Posted September 11, 2003 @ 6:38 pm
  2. MatchASM says:

    Or be a geek like me and utter the magic word “emerge” (

    Posted September 11, 2003 @ 6:46 pm

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