Just because I feel like it, just because I had the idea to share my latest stupid thoughts about some random Linux topic with you and bore you to death. And last but not least so that I got a story out before I even drive off for my morning splishysplashy. 😉
Just yesterday, or last night really, I was asking myself why am I so stupid and contradicting myself all the time? Ok, easy answer: Because I’m a woman and because I can. But why am I contradicting everything I know and say and recommend about GNU/Linux? And that, my imaginary friends, is a more problematic question that needs some more thought and analysis.
The thing is this: I’m recommending Linux Mint for all of you; since quite a while I’ve made up my mind about that topic. Because it’s a great distro, it’s widespread, ultra widespread (in Linux terms), it’s versatile with three desktops to choose from and stable with the power of Ubuntu/Debian at its core and with a huge community to help you solve all your problems. In other words: Mint’s friggin’ awesome!
So why don’t I use it myself? Why am I personally on one of the fringiest and freakiest distros, curated by a one-man-show? That’s something highly risky, and I wrote repeatedly y’all should stay away from those sideshow distros. Why is me using Namib GNU/Linux??? A project that could die any day. A project that went for a couple weeks without any updates while the maintainer, frederic2ec, was preparing for his school exams and didn’t have time for his project. It was basically dead. According to me the good Fred could have been run over by a bus and I was cluelessly working on a non-supported system for weeks! 😮 Exactly the scenario I warned y’allz about, innit?
I am stupid! Must be a specially stubborn kinda stupid since here’s more:
Guess I showed my desktop often enough in this blog:
Yeah, that one. It’s the mostest boringest and only slightly customized Mate Desktop Environment that looks the same more or less since 2013. Only thing changing are the wallpapers, the rest is more or less the same all the time. No matter what distro I’m using, if Mint, Ubuntu, Manjaro, Namib or any other system that lets me use the Mate DE.
So, why am I on the always changing, always getting better Linux when I myself refuse to change and are not open to evolution at all?
Because I am!
I am open for change and evolution and I try to get with the times and, as you very well know, am trying out a lot of new systems and am up for a change as soon as I find something better, something that suits me even more than my recent set-up. It’s just that I’m not too fond of hyperactive, attention-grabbing desktops, nor of static Linux releases. I love the flowy nature of ArchLinux rolling releases, the steady stream of updates and getting the always newest softwares. But I don’t want my desktop to resemble a 3 ringed cirus tent! Too old for that shit. For me it’s what’s behind the façade that is important.
I made a rather huge system change just earlier this year when I switched from the mighty Manjaro to the dwarfish Namib. It’s just not visible for you guys. Don’t say Orca’s not evolving anymore. I am. Just in my quiet way.
It’s called evolution. Not revolution!