Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

Use Linux, damnit.

Mowed my lawn... the grass was kinda frozen so it was a bit tough with my push mower.

My dad just called and said his hard-drive crashed. He lost "less than a month's worth of pictures" along with other stuff. Pisses me off.... he's always bitching about stupid problems that having a Linux box in the house could easily fix:

He wants to rip CDs without paying for programs or having stupid ads popping up (like in RealJukebox). Okay, use cdparanoia.

He doesn't want to lose data (obviously). Okay, setup software RAID and export it with Samba.

Hell, I can't think of other examples at the moment, but him needing Linux seems to come up whenever he complains about computer stuff.

And it's not unreasonable for me to "force" it on him, either. He knows Unix, after all. Shit, he's the one that taught it to me originally. And it's not like he doesn't have a bunch of spare computers or the money to buy a new machine, especially since computers are so dirt-cheap nowadays.


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