I mentioned here before that I made a dual-boot out of my rig. What I didn’t mention is here I dumped Vista after a month and I replaced it with Windows XP… and I upgraded Gutsy to Hardy.. and that’s it.
It was perfect!
Hehe… I’ll list what I use in a day-to-day basis so you’ll have an idea why it make sense to use Linux.
All I need are the following:
- MySQL DB server and client
- Apache HTTP server
- an ssh server and client
- a good terminal/console application
- a good editor, I use Vim/GVim
As you can see, these tools can be easily found in any Linux distro. It’s in it’s respective repositories…
So why, Why did I leave Linux and changed it to a crappy Vista?… *sigh*
It’s this… I have an Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG WiFi and we have a WPA enabled wireless network.
In short, I can’t connect to a WPA network if I’m using Linux. The network manager will try to connect and after a long wait… nothing! A whole lot of nothing!!! It really sucks!!!
I can’t ask our network admin to change the authentication to WEP and I can’t use a wired connection all the time ( no unused port available near my station… ). Crap!
And so… after much thought… I decided to revert back to Vista… just because of a driver! *sigh*
You can find information about this bug on this site.
Now that I’m in Vista, I have to figure out ways on how to install the tools that I mentioned above… Cygwin comes to mind… *sigh*