Tag: OS

Installing FreeBSD From Linux

Monday, Jun 14, 2021
I am considering switching from a VPS to a dedicated server again. There is no reason for me to do so other than the fact that I want to have a chance to play with something else. They can be had fairly cheap these days and be more than powerful enough to suit my needs. I decided to try out one company’s but I ran into a dilemma with it. They only had Linux images available.

Finally Put My Windows 10 On An SSD

Friday, Jun 12, 2020
I’ve had windows 10 on old Seagate hard drive that I bought in 2007. I really can’t complain about that one. it still works fine. Windows 10 is just anything but efficient with drive use. I hated to buy an SSD for windows which I only boot into once a month if that but I got tired of the click, wait, wait, wait, window shows up with spinning cursor, wait, wait, wait.

Windows 10 Update Is Painfully Slow

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
After the last experience I had of wasting hours to use a specific program that required windows but required I do certain painfully slow update that took hours of my time I have started to boot into the steaming pile of turds known as windows 10 more than every few months when I need it just to run windows update. I could upgrade to an SSD for windows but I don’t use it enough to justify the cost of another windows tax.

Windows 10 Picks The Worst Times To Be Slow

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
I don’t use Windows often at all but once in a while I need boot into it to use a specific program that I haven’t found an alternative to or stuff like update bios and that sort of thing. It seems that they decided to download the annoyingly slow auto updates exactly the times I need to do something quick and reboot back into FreeBSD which is set up how I want it to be.

Windows 10 Fucking Sucks!

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
FreeBSD is my main operation system and I do 95 percent of what I need or want to do in that. FreeBSD for 10+ years has been solid as a rock for me. About 2 years ago I built a new computer. The q6600 system I’d built a 10 years prior was showing its age. I was starting to have random glitches that may or may not have been related to the motherboard but Ryzen looked good and for a good price so I figured it’s time to rebuild.

DesktopBSD 1.6 Release

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008
DesktopBSD 1.6 was released yesterday. I’ve been using the RC versions for almost a year and couldn’t be happier. It has worked great for me except a few minor glitches which I was able to get figured out. It’s based on FreeBSD 6.3 and xorg 7.3. Using it has made it fun to use the computer again. It generally just works but there is plenty learn if you want. DesktopBSD download

Still Using DesktopBSD

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007
I’m still using DesktopBSD and still pretty happy with it. Actually it makes using the computer a lot of fun again. It’s fun learning something new and fun remembering and relearning all the different things I remember reading about UNIX. The way things are done are just more interesting to me. The things I had read are coming back to me and making a bit more sense now. I wish I had done this 10 years ago.

Trying Out FreeBSD

Thursday, Mar 15, 2007
I’ve had no updates in a bout a week because I’ve been busy installing and setting up DesktopBSD which is based on FreeBSD. I’ve also been reading through the FreeBSD handbook. The best FreeBSD handbook is the best documentation for an operating system I’ve ever read. I like this operating system. I’ve only used windows once this week and that was to check out something that was flash which is no big deal.

Switching To Linux

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2007
I’ve always wanted to switch to Linux but in the past it just hasn’t worked for me. I’d installed Linux twice before but it just didn’t stick for me. Last time I had installed it my hard drive started giving smart errors and then started loosing windows files randomly. We sent that drive back to get it replaced but in the mean time we bought a smaller cheaper drive to put in my computer until the 180 gig one came back.