Monday, April 28, 2008

Rain, politics, Hardy etc...

Down here in Las Terrenas, we have had some heavy rain... Big showers, for about 40 mn, and then humid sunshine...

Yesterday afternoon, there was a rock-concert on the beach. What a change from the "boring" merengue music :)

Here in Dominican Republic, we will have the presidential elections in less than 3 weeks. The campaign has been idiotic, no debate whatsoever about anything, just finger-pointing towards each other's corruption... Leonel will have another 4 years, as most are not too keen to see PRD back in the Palace...

The week-end has passed and I still enjoy my spanking new Hardy desktop... I feel a bit of a traitor to my newfound love, Debian, but for the time being, this Ubuntu release wors for me.

As stated before, there are annoyances, such as the inability to give a static IP... Or the crashing Nvidia drivers (closed source...) but I trust those issues will gradually be reduced through the updates from now until july, when Canonical issue the "stable" 8.04.1 iso...

I am very glad I came back to a 32bit OS (on my amd64 Sempron cpu)... No exotic 32bits stuff in a 64bit environment... Sounds healthier... I was so disapointed when I had to finally gave up my Debian Testing amd64 system after upgrading from Debian Etch, because of those funny libs needed to run Skype 32bit in amd64... Even when I eventually go back to Debian Lenny, I'll happily go for an i386 iso, unless Skype releases a 64bit Skype !

Fernand was telling me about downgrading Firefox to 2.x from 3.x. Actually, much to my surprise, I haven't encountered any unstability with FF3... I guess it is because I didn't installed Adobe Flash, but SWFDEC... So far it seems to be working ok, I have to give it some time. I would have gone for Gnash otherwise, as it performs just fine on y Mac iBook G3 PPC, with Debian Testing on it...

Lots of work and things to do this week for me in my "regular life".... We'll se how it shall go...

3 comments:

Fernand Pajot said...

Yeah, it seems FF3 and flash don't get along too well ;)

Tropical Swim said...

raoiw-Fernand, have you tried to get read of Adobe Flash in favor of (either) swfdec or Gnash ?

beranger-org said...

"downgrading Firefox to 2.x from 3.x." --> are you sure this is a DOWNgrade?!