Aah, Minecraft, pretty much everyone’s most loved game. As a Minecraft player I have played on a few servers (a Swedish one, an American one, a whitelisted and a greylisted one), and having said that, I feel pretty comfortable having found “The Right Minecraft Server*” (for me, and in more ways than one…) And I love playing on that server. I love playing on it so much that I don’t do SSP any more, also, I will not update my client until I am 100% sure that the server has been updated also.
So I am a huge fan of Linux, and Windows as well, And quite often I will download whatever the newest release of whatever Linux Distro iso, burn it, reboot, and play with the Live session of that Linux for a while. If I like it enough I give it some hard drive space to install it on to. However, recently I was looking for an older Linux Distro to put on a friend’s PC and I discovered that, when I collected all of the Burned Discs, some CD, most DVD as of recent, and I organised them and put them into DVD spindles that I had laying about, well, I had Three Spindles, and each spindle holds One Hundred DVDs.. So my collection was up to AT LEAST Three Hundred burned discs.
I say “AT LEAST” because to be honest, I still about 5 more discs in my backpack, some in my “Emergency Kit” for recovering HDD info, and a dresser drawer that I have not gone through yet.
YES. That is a LOT of burned Discs, and honestly, they need to be recycled. But that got me thinking “There must be a better way to test out a Linux LiveCD/DVD session on Real Hardware that does not involve burning a disc.” Enter USB Booting. And this is what I discovered.
So I like to run Linux, and over the years I have noticed that I have changed in regards for how I feel about it. No, this is not about the Free vs Propitiatory, it is about Widgets, Windows Managers, toolkits and Desktop Environments.
So a friend of mine made the comment..
“The problem i have with gnu/linux is mainly the inconsistency, lack of quality control on basic elements, different widget toolkits, etc…”
So does this mean the the Linux GUI is not the new Apple of horrible, mistaken, mismatched layouts?
Well, no, but first we need to look in to something to help understand why the Linux GUI is the way it is. A (not so brief) History in to the Linux GUI.