Linux Mint FAIL

by Jon Davis 25. January 2009 14:02

I wanted to see what this Linux Mint (an “elegant” flavor of Ubuntu) was all about. It froze up on me on first boot while setting up. After asking if I wanted a root password it asked if I wanted to enable Fortunes—a “funny quotes” application. This was the first time an OS ever asked me to enable a “funny quotes” application, perhaps because it’s one of the most non-elegant non-trends in computing.

But what’s sad is that when I clicked on Show An Example a couple times, the whole virtual machine froze up.

This is the elegant OS people rave about? This is the best Linux proponents can do? This is sad.

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Jon Davis (aka "stimpy77") has been a programmer, developer, and consultant for web and Windows software solutions professionally since 1997, with experience ranging from OS and hardware support to DHTML programming to IIS/ASP web apps to Java network programming to Visual Basic applications to C# desktop apps.
Software in all forms is also his sole hobby, whether playing PC games or tinkering with programming them. "I was playing Defender on the Commodore 64," he reminisces, "when I decided at the age of 12 or so that I want to be a computer programmer when I grow up."

Jon was previously employed as a senior .NET developer at a very well-known Internet services company whom you're more likely than not to have directly done business with. However, this blog and all of have no affiliation with, and are not representative of, his former employer in any way.

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