- (142) Should you abandon Linux and switch to *BSD?
- (143) FreeBSD on SPARC64 (is dead)
- (144) Retreat… and reboot! Is there life outside of the Web?
- (145) Neunix: Eerie transitioning to Geminispace
- (146) My first FreeBSD port: Castor
- (147) CentOS killed by IBM – a chance to go new ways?
This post picks up a recent call to switch all Linux machines over to BSD. It discusses some of the problems with Linux and why some people are starting to look for alternatives.
In this article I cover my last minute adventures with FreeBSD on the SPARC64 platform. I encounter various broken areas and try to get things fixed so the platform could survive – in vain. But this documents that there at least were people who tried to keep it running!
This article is about why I chose to end the Eerie Linux Blog in its previous form. It’s also about the very sad state of the world in tech right now: We have to do with a bloated Web that brings all the countless and useless annoyances with it and run things on broken hardware with little hope for the near future. Or do we? There’s the lesser known Small Internet with alternatives like e.g. Gemini. I’ll try to find a new home there.
This post is about the Neunix Gemlog, the successor to this Eerie Linux Blog in Geminispace. It describes the current state of my new capsule and shows how to access it.
My first port has landed in the FreeBSD Ports Collection: Castor, a graphical browser for the Small Internet. This is a redirection article into Geminispace.
This article picks up the recent backstabbing of CentOS by IBM/Redhat. It discusses what enterprise software is and under which circumstances “community-run enterprise” is feasible. It also proposes a more “BSD-like” Linux distribution with a base system as a stable building block for an enterprise distro as well as the possibility to have a LTS package repository as well.