Linux, oh, why have thou forsaken me?


I tried, I really tried… *sob* I just can’t do it; I can’t install Gentoo. It’s an evil fiend. I’m sure it’s actually impossible to install it – even if you do surmount all it’s challenges, months later when it’s finished compiling, I’m sure there’s a “boss” error… “Gentoo installation is finished. Please enter the complete works of William Shakespeare to continue.”

I don’t understand why Linux sucks so much. I mean, I know what I’m doing. I went through the kernel config thrice, dug up all the details on the system I’m installing to, tweaked the hell out of everything, made it all perfect. And that part worked fine. It was when it came time to install, oh, say, anything else, that it died miserably. Anything emerge tried to build, it do so with a “make 2” command for reasons beyond mortal comprehension. “2” is not a valid make target for anything. Heck, I’m not even sure it’s a valid name for a make target.

Needless to say, our relationship at this point turned sour.

Combine that with the inability to boot from my USB flash disk (which has Debian on it, which I think should be physically possible to install), and today’s been a bad day for Linux.

Not that I’ve ever had a good day with Linux. The day Linux takes the lead in marketshare against Windows will be the day that:

a) Windows starts requiring advanced deposits of your first born, and daily extractions of bone marrow as part of the perpetual use license.
b) Hell freezes over.

And if you’ll excuse me, I’m now going to install Windows XP instead.

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