You’ll have almost every CentOS package you could ever need with a few additional community run package repositories. Here’s instructions for installing three of the more popular ones: RPMForge, EPEL, and Elrepo.
Update 2014-11-11: I have fixed the instructions as I discovered the old instructions no longer work smoothly. This worked for me earlier today when I needed a fresh Amarok install. How to Install Amarok 1.4 on CentOS 5 I love CentOS 5 particularly because of KDE 3.5, which I just can’t seem to get on…
Kudos to Google for their work on the Chrome browser. More and more I leave work at work and so my home computers don’t need all the extensions and features of firefox for web development. And so Google Chrome really, really growing on me.
The people who make file systems are developers. As a developer myself the value of a versioning file system is so keenly clear I’m so surprised it’s not, at the very least, a standard option on every single file system ever created. So this is a request to all the file system developers out there: Please, what can we do to get a versioning file system?
Gobolinux is a linux distribution with a different goal than most distributions: Try things out that should be doable on unix-like operating systems but are often complicated by tradition, ritual or most likely laziness. Gobo isn’t going to be your desktop, unless you’re a masochist, but it is an interesting commentary on some valuable principles we started with which are losing traction.
In my travails to find a nice KDE 3.5 (as opposed to KDE 4) desktop, I’ve finally landed on CentOS 5 and, with a little tweaking, I think I can finally live with this distribution.
In a previous post I mentioned I ditched gentoo for ubuntu and then switched to kubuntu shortly after. This is all in a span of a week or two. Well, I just switched again.
Gentoo Linux has its problems. Gentoo once heralded the source-based distribution revolution. You could setup your system at a very low level, compile everything, tweak everything, optimize everything. It was great for a time.
Dear Linus Torvalds, be humbler, be friendlier.