OK, so I’m not really in black (well, my desktop case is), but I am back. I finally re-installed my system and just got the website back up and running. Sticking with the whole Red Hat theme I decided to switch to the Fedora project. With the release of Core 1 the installation was a rather easy transition from Red Hat Linux 9, so I’ve got no real complaints outside of the difficulties I had getting MySQL to work. There’s a definite feel of continuity here and that’s made transfering configs rather easy.
I didn’t really get to try out any new flavors as I planned, but I doubt it would have been much of a contest. SuSE charges money for their
distro ISOs, so that was really only an option for work. As much as I wanted to try Gentoo, all of my attempted installations failed. I’d still like to give it another try but I probably won’t be switching thebox again anytime soon. And then there was Debian. No offense (since I know how popular their distro has becaome), but I just couldn’t make it past the setup. It was horrendous to say the least. They are light-years behind in this area, and that simply killed it for me. So it’s Fedora all the way (for now).
Next (tonight or tomorrow morning) I’ll be blissfully upgrading to the long-awaited release of WordPress 1.0. Oh it’s an exciting time for me indeed 🙂 .