So Many OS’s and so Little Time

Over the last 2 months or so I have gone a bit spastic with re-installs and playing with various Linux distributions. It started with a re-install of AmigaOS 4.1 due to some new hardware combined with a bit of why not, more about that later, to re-installing Linux on my main desktop computer as well as my netbook and laptop.

So, I now have AmigaOS 4.1 update 5 running on my little Sam440ep, Slackware14 running on my desktop and #! (CrunchBang) running on my netbook. At present the Laptop is running Linux Mint KDE but there is a chance that will change latter on when I have a little more time later on and is another story in itself.

I gave #!  some Google Plus action since I seriously am impressed with it in general as an OS and at how well it runs on my Netbook. I have to admit I am tempted to go with it for my main desktop OS but things have not gotten that drastic just yet ;).

Except for a few niggling issues,  I am pretty happy with Slackware14 and I am really having fun with AmigaOS4.1 update 5. I just wish I had a faster machine but who knows what next year will bring.

Another thing I have found, even though my desktop is dual boot with Windows7 and Slackware14, I rarely find myself using the Windows partition even when playing games. While Linux does not have the plethora of Grade A titles Windows has, I have found myself playing a lot of what is on offer and the idea of needing to reboot into Windows just to play a game not with the bother. To be honest, games are about all I use Windows for now days. For everything else, I find Linux does just as good, if not better, job than Windows.

While all the above are feel good stories, I do have a sad tale to tell. It appears I may have potentially bricked my Samsung Galaxy SII. I have not totally given up hope since it appears to be still gasping but each time I have attempted to update the phone or roll back the update it dies part way through it and not always at the same stage which is a bit frustrating 🙁