Sunday, June 24, 2007

Fedora 7 impressions

I'm by no means a Linux guru. I do know how to make some thing done or how to setup some servers, but not building a Linux system from scratch.
I'm telling you all this since I'm about to tell about my user experience with Fedora 7.

The whole impression, that I have to work harder to get simple tasks done.

At a glance it appears to have more professional flavor than Ubuntu, great artwork (unlike Ubuntu) and a more security driven approach. Here, however the benefits that I've seen end.

For starters, YUM sucks. It is slow, unresponsive with a lot less packages than Synaptic.
Next the tools that were made for ease of administration, the one that would benefit a lot to the overall impression of the distribution, wouldn't work because of some security settings, even with root privileges.
I couldn't make VNC to work for no obvious reason.
Apache wouldn't serve any pages even thou the setup seems to be just fine.

My encounters with Fedora have always been brief. Perhaps it has something to do with the thing that I'm accustomed to, yet neither Debian nor Open Suse weren't as much frustrating as Fedora as has been.

So far, I'm stuck with Fedora because of some hardware manufacturer for a specific, project. It means that I'll have to give it another chance. Who knows, perhaps I'll change my mind?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

When pigs cry

A caricature in the 'Israeli' newspaper. The captions say: 'Go trust that Gaydamak!'
Commenting his withdrawal to buy 'Tiv Taam' and make it kosher.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Name your true reasons

Everybody are concerned about the air pollution and the global warming.
One of the sides of this concern is many government's stimulation of more modern and less polluting vehicles. Newer and more economical cars, use less fossil fuels meaning less air pollution. Meanwhile the politicians and automobile industry are happy either, more new cars are sold more money pours, more jobs for the people, while less mechanical related accidents.

Well there is a pit fall that I wanted to mention. What about the pollution caused in the production of all the new vehicles? What about pollution from all the old cars needed to be recycled? Has anyone calculated the benefits of making new cars versus keeping the old? If someone did, who did get to see the results?

I have no issues with all the benefits to economics and traffic safety, just don't expect me to blindly believe that it is done for the ecological reasons and definitely not about global warming. You couldn't care less.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

I had a hunch...

I've always thought that the neo-Nazis are a bunch of jerk-offs. Well now it is a scientific fact.
A new study has found that many more women are leaving economically moribund Eastern Germany. The result is a new, frustrated and largely male underclass. And many of them find succor in the neo-Nazi scene.

I wish...

Lebanon army is trying, not too successfully to crush the Palestinian terrorists. I wish them all the luck in the world at this task. I just wish that Israel would get at least half as much tolerance from the world when we try to do the same.

A non convenient victim

As you might have heard, that a few residents of Sderot, backed by the ministry of the Foreign Affairs, went to Paris, with the remains of the Qussam and Al-Quds rockets to show the French and the world their suffering.

Guess what? Nobody (almost) cares. Just a handful of journalists bothered to come to the press conference. I don't expect any academic boycotts over Sderot's continues bombardment either.