A few Funky bits of Linux info
First of all, my favorite operating systems, both practically and
(If you make me use proprietary stuff, I'll pick
If you force me to use Microsoft stuff, I'll pick Windows 2000 Professional,
and nothing else, but then I'll install
Whether I prefer the
depends on how idealistic I'm feeling at the
moment; I like both of them quite a bit. If the respective leaders
need to be somewhat abrasive or uncompromising at times in order to be
true to their philosophies, so be it.
- Laptops: I've written about the
Sharp Actius A280 laptop I used to have,
Compaq Evo N400c I now have.
- I'm currently running
on a dual Pentium 3 (primary desktop)
and a 450MHz AMD K6-2 box (internal server),
on a Compaq Evo N400c (laptop).
- I also have a pile of SparcClassics that will someday be running
either Debian or
OpenBSD or both.
- Maybe the Mac IIci will run something better than System 7 someday,
after I add some disk space.
Presentations I've Done (PDF)
Some selected posts of mine to the
COLUG mailing list:
I also have some (now mostly-obsolete) tips on setting up Linux at OSU
from the old
- I used ctwm
for a while, especially at work at OSU (actually on Solaris).
I learned X Windows using twm and tvtwm, so ctwm was a logical next step.
You can see
a screenshot, my .ctwmrc,
and my .xinitrc.
- I've also used Window Maker
and liked it, but I did miss a maximize button.
Here's a screenshot with the kfm desktop (from KDE1) running
because kfm was a lighter-weight browser than netscape, which mattered back then.
- After Window Maker I switched to
then later to KDE 3, and
I like it quite a bit. One of these days maybe I'll put up a screenshot.
- When I want something fast and lightweight, I use
sometimes along with
which ends up looking a bit like WindowMaker....