Linux, my NetBook and me
I’m at an impass. I’m pleased with the way my NetBook is working with OpenGEU an yet I’m frustrated at the same time. This is the first time in a VERY VERY long time that I’ve used Linux for a desktop. It’s really come a long way since then and it’s very usable. The problem is quite a few of the programs that I’m used to having available to me on windows and the mac just aren’t here. I don’t think I’ll really miss them since there are alternatives, but it’s the fact that I can’t use their expanded functionality that bugs me. For instance if I wanted to use the video chat in gmail, I can’t. There isn’t code available for that functionality. There isn’t a Y!Chat client at all, you have to go through the web interface which isn’t that bad, but again it doesn’t have all the functionality of the client. I know there is Pidgin for all the chat things and all that and I don’t mind it, in fact I rather like it. It still bothers me that I feel like a second class computer user when it comes to chat. I love that I have the terminal and all the functionality that my servers have on the little guy, but it’s just the little things that bug me. I’ll live with it for at least another month and see what happens. I’m sure it’ll grow on me… if it doesn’t, there is always nLite.