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Feel the source

Linux Hater's Blog - Mon, 14/07/2008 - 3:35am
A good majority of the FOSS crowd seems to argue that distributing source code is always a great thing. Well I'm here to say that it's not all peaches and cream. The OSS convention of primarily distributing source code packages has many downsides that nobody seems to want to talk about.

Rants heard 'round the Community ver. 9

Linux Hater's Blog - Sun, 13/07/2008 - 4:04am
Nice quiet weekend here. I'm kinda sad that K Pride Week is pretty much over, but that doesn't mean we have to stop making fun of them. I'm sure they'll keep providing us with good laughs as time goes on. Seriously, sometimes writing this blog seems too easy.

Got a few links for y'all today (Thanks to all those who sent them along). In no particular order:

Wild rationalizations

Linux Hater's Blog - Sat, 12/07/2008 - 5:48am
I was getting a little worried that I wouldn't have something appropriate to close of K-pride week with, but then sweet feces rained down from heaven. It's an article from Sebastian Kügler from the KDE board of directors, explaining the "11 myths of KDE 4".

Here we go...

I can chooz KDE too?

Linux Hater's Blog - Fri, 11/07/2008 - 7:18am
Alright. OK. I hadn't used KDE in a while. Surely, some things must have gotten better. So I installed OpenSUSE 11 just to check it out. Cuz like, SUSE was/is the best KDE distro right?

I start up the browser, and type in www.slashdot.org...


What is KDE?

Linux Hater's Blog - Thu, 10/07/2008 - 4:36am
Administrative note: Google banned my ads! WTF? Anywhow, they've totally earned a spot on my lame lusers list. So instead, you can check out some LHB merch. Not much there yet. We can do a T-shirt design contest or something lame like that.

Turn your head and KOffice

Linux Hater's Blog - Wed, 09/07/2008 - 2:12am
You know, just when I thought it couldn't get any worse with OpenOffice, along come the KDE folks with yet another office suite.

Why? Seriously? Why? goddamnit. Every line of code you guys write for KOffice is a line of code that could have gone into improving OpenOffice. Please know that you are probably doing the world more harm than good by working on this.

Maybe someone thinks that if Linux has like 3 billion office suites, then it can finally take over MS Office? I mean, there's so much choice. Who could possibly resist?

K-Pride

Linux Hater's Blog - Mon, 07/07/2008 - 6:28pm
Hope you lusers had a good weekend. I mean, I was like, out doing stuff. It's totally awesome that you guys decided to spend your weekend flaming each other about my last post. And props to Eugenia for the link. I love all the comments about the language I use here. If you can't deal with the language, get off the fucking internet. Prissies.

Anyways, in honor of all the KDE panties that I've soiled, I'm declaring this week to be K Pride Week (KPW for short), where I'll focus on fun KDE stuff.

KDE fork-dot-zero

Linux Hater's Blog - Fri, 04/07/2008 - 5:20pm
As a shit-storm chaser, it's been fun watching the fecal hurricane that has resulted from the KDE4 devs chucking their shit-pile 4.0 into the proverbial fan that is the internets.

With this theme in mind, today, I'd like to call out the jack-assery of a particular kind of luser: the luser journalist. Typically, these journalists occupy positions of large influence (or they believe they have influence, at least) and they pontificate their opinions that show they don't have any idea how anything works.

You hate Ubuntu

Linux Hater's Blog - Wed, 02/07/2008 - 9:17pm

The results are in. The most hated community Linux distribution is.... Ubuntu! Yay! Hurray!

The final results were:

  1. Ubuntu: 27%
  2. Gentoo: 25%
  3. Fedora: 12%
  4. OpenSUSE: 10%
  5. Debian: 9%
  6. PCLinuxOS: 7%
  7. Slackware: 7%

I hate Linux Graphics

Linux Hater's Blog - Mon, 30/06/2008 - 11:55pm
Alright, so as soon as I started bitching about graphics, my coworker, lets just call him Linux Graphics Hater (warm applause everyone! ready those tomatoes!), went off on a rant the technical reasons why open source ATI and intel drivers still suck ass. He also corrected me that nvidia might actually be making money from some of these linux drivers. Good for them, but as long as they're still kind of hiding the fact that they're only really doing it for their paying customers, I think it supports my overall point.

Our way or the sane way

Linux Hater's Blog - Mon, 30/06/2008 - 11:44pm
For some reason, the past few days on the linux sub-reddit seem to be full of articles talking about how nvidia sucks, or how people are going to switch to ATI, or how the kernel devs have formed a drum circle to convince nvidia that they suck (where's Linus, btw?).

(Ubuntu) Rants (?) heard 'round the community, ver 8

Linux Hater's Blog - Sat, 28/06/2008 - 9:26pm
Damn. I thought putting Gentoo as a choice in the poll would totally skew the results, but looks like Ubuntu is holding strong.

In honor of Ubuntu, here's a few links to make you feel warm an fuzzy about this awesome distro.

Distributed stupidity

Linux Hater's Blog - Thu, 26/06/2008 - 8:56pm
Do you guys remember that whole Betamax vs VHS thing? Ok, how about the DVD+R vs DVD-R thing? or the HD-DVD vs Bluray thing?

I certainly remember all these things, and I also remember thinking why the hell these companies can't just get together and cooperate, before they waste billions of dollars and millions of man hours fighting it out to the bitter end?

Certainly open source was the answer. I mean, we can totally see each other's source code, and modify it, so why bother re-inventing the wheel right?

Riiiiiiight.

OMG! Microsoft sux0rs!

Linux Hater's Blog - Thu, 26/06/2008 - 12:08am
In case you lived in a cave, let me tell you that an article is going around all the luser blogs about how Bill Gates wrote a pissy email about how he couldn't install MovieMaker.

Sound the alarms people! Microsoft fucked up on the distribution one small program that nobody uses! Surely everyone is going to switch to Linux now! Hurray!

I can has encryption too?

Linux Hater's Blog - Wed, 25/06/2008 - 6:43am
Wow. I didn't even know about this one until a coworker pointed it out to me today.

There are three main security/encryption/certificate libraries on Linux. Yep, three. That's two more choices than we need. Hurray?

There's the famous OpenSSL, which lots of both proprietary companies and free software projects use.

Die in a Fire! Burn in Hell!

Linux Hater's Blog - Tue, 24/06/2008 - 8:28pm
Do you find using Linux painful? Is it like being in hell? Well at least now you can make the visual experience match the psychological one. Hurray for choice!

I vote for this to be the new default Ubuntu theme. It would give potential users a fair heads up about what they're getting themselves into. Someone quick! file an "idea" on the brainstorm site!

Run Forrest Run!

Linux Hater's Blog - Tue, 24/06/2008 - 5:39am
Administrative note: check out the widget on your right to vote on the distro you hate the most! (feed subscribers, you'll have to visit the page, since Blogger doesn't let me put the poll into the main feed). In a week or so, we will have a little party to announce the most hated Linux distro. A sort of, anti-distrowatch if you will.

Rants heard 'round the community, ver 7

Linux Hater's Blog - Mon, 23/06/2008 - 5:37pm
A couple amusing links for you guys this morning.

Long time SuSE/KDE users revolt over KDE4 presentation in OpenSuSE 11.0. Circle-jerk gone wrong? A long thread, but a lot of typical "you don't need that feature anyways" talk going on here. But you know, KDE4 is awesome, ok? I've always wanted to be able to rotate my desktop icons, cuz you know, my right eye is about 3 inches below my left, and the whole world looks like it's always slanted to me. Thank you KDE devs for bringing some sanity into my world.

Just google it

Linux Hater's Blog - Mon, 23/06/2008 - 3:02am
Props to a bunch of you commenters on my last post. You proved to me that most of you still have no idea what the hell I'm talking about. Maybe all your brains cells are dedicated towards remembering those configuration commands for your favorite distro. Beacause if you actually had any left over, you'd realize that the post had nothing to do with the difficulty of installing a compiler on Linux.

Quickie

Linux Hater's Blog - Sat, 21/06/2008 - 7:22pm
Unfortunately, don't have any time to post anything today. I've got a social event to attend.

0.99 bottles of wine on the wall

Linux Hater's Blog - Fri, 20/06/2008 - 10:30pm
Holy fuck. Wine hit 1.0.

What does 1.0 mean? Not too much apparently. I take it to mean "hey, none of the apps that you actually want to use work, but you know, at least this will get you to try it for a few minutes."

Yep. I tried it for a few minutes. It still sucks. Mission accomplished. Thanks for toiling a way for 15 years and creating something that I still don't care about. You've shown me that without a doubt, there could have been no better use of those 15 years.

How to create a Linux distro

Linux Hater's Blog - Thu, 19/06/2008 - 6:53pm
Newb guide #4. Suck it.
  • Pick versions of the kernel, glibc, gcc, that are different from all other distros. So that you too, can "Think Different," or at least claim that you have the newest kernel among all distros for the next 2 weeks.
  • Pick a color. Make your distro's default desktop look that color. Beware that blue, green, red, and brown are taken. This is your distro's branding you see? Having a consistent color increases usability, even more so than having usable apps.

Standardizing Linux Suckiness 2.0

Linux Hater's Blog - Wed, 18/06/2008 - 6:56pm
Yep. Usually I don't respond to y'all's comments. It's a waste of time, mostly. But they're fun to read, so please continue hating on each other. Do our community PROWD.

But I gotta respond to this one.

Jeff Bailey (from the LSB steering commity) had a few criticisms about my rant to standardize binaries:

Those crazy Austrians

Linux Hater's Blog - Wed, 18/06/2008 - 5:33am
I've been seeing a bunch of freetards trumpeting up their victory in Munich for a while now. They don't talk too much about Vienna though, which was a complete clusterfuck.

I found an article that provides some deep, super deep, I mean all the way up in ya ovaries deep, analysis of what happened.

Their first, huge mistake was their attempt to roll out their own GNU/Linux distribution called Wienux.

Hmm, why does that sound so typical?

Melancholy and the Infinite Suckiness

Linux Hater's Blog - Tue, 17/06/2008 - 9:23pm
My rant energy meter is feeling a little low today, so I'll go with a more melancholy tone.

Sometimes watching Linux people just makes you sad and depressed.

For example, you get to see Linus (the god damn creator of the OS himself) unable to get flash working. Dude, Linus, three words: works for me.

Or you get to see upstream and downstream be so friendly towards each other.

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