essentials applications to work

– vpnc
– chrome
– putty
– rdp + vnc + teamviewer
– libreoffice but i much prefer Msoffice2010
– thunderbird
– Pyscripter
– caché client (intersystems) to use Studio

but with chrome i get ssh extension (by putty), gmail (bye thunderbird), drive ….(bye libreoffice? not entirely)

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wasting time with pcbsd

i like the PCBSD philosophy and its filesystem. And the way they organize the updates, and its PBI’s and Appcafe.. But, after two days trying it, i can say that this unix-like is difficult to work with:

with a Intel E6750 with 3Gb and intel video PCBSD 9.1RC3 64 bits

– 185 seconds to start up login and with “fastboot_enabled=YES” of /etc/rc.conf !
– Xfce 4.10, KDE too slow
– with firewall disabled
– chromium, ssh secure shell extension doesn’t work, “Loading NaCl plugin…”
– pcbsd doesn’t recognise units in ext4 format, you cannot mount them!?
– screen fonts are awful and distorted. Its worse when you use Teamviewer. You can not see hardly anything.
– you have to change “use auto-detected mirrors” to “select a mirror, usa-isc.org” because otherwise you can not install all you want
– libreoffice, 20 seconds to open without any file
– 10 chromium tabs
– thunderbind started
– no firefox because use too much memory (>340Mb)

all for 58% CPU 1,6Gb of 3Gb. When i started conky cpu went up until 80%. It’s easy to reproduce, only you have to install a new app from Appcafe and memory ram goes to 80%. Firefox

Sorry but Linux Mint 13, all the above tasks described 900Mb/3Gb ram, 40% peak CPU. To install new software is easier and more easy to find out. And i get login in 48 seconds

It’s a pity because i came from HPUX, AIX, SCO in my early studing times, and i prefer the order of FreeBSD rather Linux has.
lost two days away…and i read the handbook of pcbsd that is well written (3xx pages)

the freebsd logo is the best 😉
and the name “Linux Mint”  is not

update1 Nov 25:
After asking for help in forums.pcbsd.org i got a good answer from “whitelightning777”
http://forums.pcbsd.org/showpost.php?p=101527&postcount=30
I didn’t get a good answer in FreeBsd forums
http://forums.freebsd.org/showpost.php?p=198269&postcount=54

problem with Bootloader
I installed pcbsd in harddrive1 and i have installed Linux Mint in other harddrive2. After reboot and choose F5 drive1 and work with Mint, and then reboot again i lost BootLoader of pcbsd. I only got GRUB of Mint. It’s not a Bios problem because in the setup is hd1 to boot in the first order. I googled. A lot of test without success. Then i reinstalled againd PCBSD with LXFCE, and then reboot, and reboot and always ok until i work again with Mint. Bye BootLoader.

grub
getting bored at least i have to start with GRUB mint and i did:
/boot/grub/grub.cfg –> dont touch this… unless the rest doesn’t work
/etc/default/grub –> only a few options
/etc/grub.d/40_custom –> put this lines:
menuentry ‘PCBSD9.1 64 bits’ {
set root='(hd1,1)’
kfreebsd /boot/kernel/kernel
chainloader +1
}
IT WORKS !

but if you installed pCBSD with zfs
http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Dual_Booting#Adding_PC-BSD.C2.AE_to_GRUB_Version_2
menuentry “PC-BSD 9.1” {
insmod zfs
search -s -l freepool
kfreebsd /freebsd@/boot/kernel/kernel
kfreebsd_module_elf /freebsd@/boot/kernel/opensolaris.ko
kfreebsd_module_elf /freebsd@/boot/kernel/zfs.ko
kfreebsd_module /freebsd@/boot/zfs/zpool.cache type=/boot/zfs/zpool.cache
set kFreeBSD.vfs.root.mountfrom=zfs:tank0/freebsd
}
sudo update grub
OF COURSE IT DOES NOT WORK!

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The best technicians don’t usually write in blogs

If you are a good programmer and you got the lucky to be paid for your job, surely your work has to be private.

If you are a good programmer and you got the lucky to be paid for your job, surely you like to test new technicians skills, as program languages, or doing new private scripts for your home.

If you are a good programmer and you got the lucky to be paid for your job, surely you haven’t  enough time for all you want.

If you are a good programmer and you got the lucky to be paid for your job, surely you don’t want to waste your little spare time to write in blogs because you get tired.

If you are a good programmer and you got the lucky to be paid for your job, surely as soon you finish your objective, you look for a new one, so it’s not attractive to waste time writing about past things.

So, unless you got paid for writing in blogs, the best technicians don’t write in blogs.

dont put all your stuff in the cloud

i’m a programmer and i get paid for my work. I make some personal stuff for me, because i like to code, and i use it in my guruplug or where ever i want.

I think you shouldn’t  put your programs that a business paid for them in strange servers that you don’t belong to you. Those servers are owned by other business and you never get sure about the use of all that information you upload.

If you are a IT guy you are supposed to know how to backup the programs paid with business money, but please dont use the cloud. Use your own servers, hard disks,..

In the other hand i have my personal stuff, that i like to share, in several ways (blogs, pastebin, github…) and then i can use the cloud.