Wonderful glorious guten Morgen, my lovelies!
Boy, am I in a grumpy mood today. So sorry about it but this mood gets me in the right mindset to write yet another devastating Linux distro review, full of poison and blind rage. But before I can do so I need to download the distro in question and install it on one of my poor little Lenovos, right? But what if that particular distro won’t even let me download the ISO file? Doesn’t shine a preferable light on it, doesn’t it?
But let’s start with the beginning. Some time last night my left middle finger started to hurt and became overly sensitive to touch and movement. Oh, I know that feeling, know exactly what it is: Prolly a pinched nerve. It’s now affected the whoe left arm. No idea where and how it happened but somehow it did happen. But must have overstretched or squeezed my spine. And this morning I didn’t feel like getting up and about at all. Usually I have an Aqua Aerobics class almost every morning of the week at 8:30 a.m. And as boring as it is, it does me good in addition to the regular yoga classes. And particularly enjoy doing stuff in the water and having daily showers. Anyway, not today. Maybe that’s why I’m such a grump.
So anyway, then I logged into SL to get some more texturing on my onsen done. But gave up after a very short while.
Then I was browsing the SL Marketplace, looking for more onsen and jacuzzi stuff but noticed my heart was not in that either. So what to do now? Uh, yes, YouTube is always a great source of bad entertainment, so let’s check my channels. Oh, TOS made a video about Hamara, an Indian (not native American) Linux distro. Interesting, a distro based on Ubuntu, using the Mate desktop. How creative, how exotic, how surprisingly fresh and never seen before and yadda yadda yadda … That sounds so lame already from the description, it can’t be all bad, now can it?
I really gotta check this Hamara shit out! I love to be positively surprised by stuff that appears to be old and stale and boring, rather than being pissed off by the fantastically new and fresh shite. But then, in typical clueless Indian fashion, they bore us with the same old mantras we know already from so many other Linuxy websites.
And the worst thing is … the download fails almost immediately! 😮 Are those fux hosting their download files on an Indian server? I mean, how stuuuupid!!! What for do we have github and all the other nifty projects? No panic, I shall try it again at a later time and see what’s what and if it’s any good or at least tolerable.
Yes, I know, Ubuntu has its own spin of Mate, I even think it’s their most loved and downloaded version. But I don’t like it because it’s weirdly over engineered and kinda nanny state, so I was hoping Hamara might be a lighter version of Ubuntu Mate. However, we’ll find out later … maybe.;)