One Night of TROUBLE with Linux
I was trying to upgrade my computer with Linux derivatives and take an early Christmas Break.
I list the Linux Nuances not on any order of merit here.
All these are Human Errors and can be rectified.
I believe all the Linux developers are DOING a great JOB but by rushing to put out the distribution before Christmas leave behind some ugly nuances.
They should be excused for minor lapses.
1. Peppermint FRONT end is DARK and UGLY.
I get a headache after few minutes of work.
2. Libre Office has no Thesaurus in Linux.
3. Ubuntu 14.04 takes four hours,mind you it is not their fault;
(my Internet speed is down to 5 KB / per second by default action by the service provider; I Pay over Rs.8000 per month and get only 20 GiB of downloads which I finish in one day of downloads and the rest of the month GO snail space even to read my email.
This they CALL a Five Star Service.
I hope during the Christmas holiday at least, they allow a leeway)
But at the end of the installation delete them which also takes a bit of time.
Why can't they Install first in English and give the USER to download his or her language afterwards?
4. Knoppix 7.6 is beautiful on a Live Session But has a major glitch.
I downloaded the English version and Installed it to reiserfs partition.
It is not in English but probably in Danish.
I tried to convert it to English at boot time but it boots so fast that touching the Del Key or F2 has no effect.
5. Boot loaders are finicky, especially Knoppix but it gives the option of not installing it and configure manually.
6. None of them detect the UEFI based Window's 8 in my second hard drive.
I deliberately shifted its UEFI partition.
7. DVD booting of Pinguy, and Knoppix were halted abruptly due to sectors not written properly on the boot disk.
They were burned by K3B on Peppermint.
One disk did not finish writing on it.
I am not a novice to Linux and I have gone through these nuances many a times, I can tolerate all this in one night of Linux Dance BUT what I cannot tolerate is our Telecoms restricting my access to Internet at 5 KB per second.
It is killing me softly.
I take my hat off for all the developers.
I am making these comments before Microsoft guys trying to bash (not the bash script) your back with critical comments.
If YOU hear these comments from a Microsoft Guy / Girl please ignore them and have a PATCH ready by January.
Mind you Microsoft takes one year patch their faults by that time they release a new edition for which you have to PAY.
Only foolish guys PAY for their own faults and make Microsoft Rich by many a Miles.
You Guys/Girls need a holiday and you richly deserve a holiday.
In any case I am going into recess any time from now and if you do not hear from me please do not assume I am dead and gone with the wind.
I will be back with all cylinders firing at top level.
Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year, 2016.