2 Aug 2000 Gregoyle   » (Apprentice)

"And then it's nothing but work, work, work, all the time!"

I just installed RedHat 6.2 on a new box and *man* have they got it streamlined now! It autodetected the Voodoo3 (no small feat), also autodetected the Monitor, which neither Caldera, Suse, nor previous installations of Redhat have been able to do (with that monitor). It even set up the *sound* right, from the beginning. Quite impressive.

Started preliminary development of a new Gnome application. I'm still pretty lost about it, and need to check out the documentation on the widgets some more. I actually have a little bit of extra time now to work on coding, so I am psyched.

Started DSL training at work a couple days ago (tech support for Bell Atlantic). I have one response to that, "Man am I glad I have cable!". I have *never* had a problem with my cable modem, have never had an outage, etc. I know only *one* person who has ha any problem at all, and that had to do with the electrical resistance from the signal being designed for also having TV cable (which they didn't). Sounds a little confusing, but it took just one repair job and was then fixed, and they've been fine ever since.

As a counterpoint, there are at least 3 or 4 outages per day (in different areas) of DSL. The software also isn't too grand, and youneed to be able to configure PPPoE manually if you want to use it on a non-Windows/Mac OS. PPPoE can be a beeyatch.

That's it for now, until later, special internet friends.

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