Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Dastardly lives!

Well I'm currently installing Scientific Linux onto dastardly, my ailing desktop machine, as we're not entirely convinced we know what's wrong and therefore don't really know what else to do with it. Like any intermittent technical problem I'm going to have to put up with it something fails dramatically and we can figure out what is actually going wrong with the hardware.

Scientific Linux is, more or less, Red Hat Enterprise Linux rebuilt from the source code by Fermilab. You can immediately tell it's not a "commerical" offering as, rather than the more normal advertising, the pictures it puts up during the installation are of tranquil landscapes, small fluffy animals and flowers. It's actually quite disconcerting...