From Pine View Farm

Public Service: Linux One, Windows Zero 2

Someone gave the Bellefonte Cafe a computer.

It was a Windows 2000 box with a bad case of BSOD.

I brought it home, threw CentOS on it, and took it back this morning. According to Second Son, they have their internet turned on and are happily computing away.

I need to head back over there and set up CUPS and they’ll be good to go.

Regular readers might ask, “Why not Slackware?”

Slackware requires you either to know or be willing to learn a little about what goes on under the hood. You don’t have to be able to do a ring job, but you do need to be able to check the oil.



  1. Phillybits

    November 21, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Rimjob? What?


  2. Frank

    November 21, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Ring job, you doofus.

    “Ring job” was the epitaph for my father’s Studebaker Hawk.

    Rim jobs are in Naked Lunch.