Linux spring cleaning…

Since it’s fairly dead here at work at the moment, I have decided to do some spring cleaning on this server. I accidentally brought the webserver down removing what I thought was an unnecessary application. ::blush::

You know, it’s amazing how much extra useless stuff RedHat installs as part of the operating system. I swear I must have removed at least 300mb worth of useless applications already. That and oddly enough I deleted a mirror of my mp3 collection on a another partition which freed up a good 30gb of space.

Looks like I can now do some mega-hosting one of these days…

4 replies on “Linux spring cleaning…”

Actually, yes I did and it installed quite well. However I did it on my home machine on not on this server. RH9 uses Apache 2.0 which I have been hearing lots of bad things about.

However on my home linux box, I was running 7.3 and I decided just to do the upgrade to 9 and it went very smoothly. However, depending on your experience with RH and linux in general, you’ll either love the new Blue Curve GUI or hate it. Personally I hate it because it’s a very dumbed down version of RedHat which I don’t agree with.

It did see my GeForce4 card perfectly and detected my Audigy card as well. It installed the appropriate AMD optimzed software which RH 7.3 doesn’t do off the bat. It uses CUPS by default which is also awesome becuase it’s always so easy to set up compared to LPD…

All in all, I definitely like it, though I wouldn’t use it as a server OS just yet… As a workstation (and gaming machine), it’s pretty damn good though. 🙂 Definitely better than that piece of shit 8.0 that shoudl have never been released in the first place.

hey man, what have you uninstalled so far? i’ve got a RH8 beast up, but just haven’t had time to fig around and see what’s sucking up resources.

BTW, apache 2.0 is pretty stable so far from this end. but yeah, i have heard some others not so lucky… no complaints here, except for something that went spaz this morning, and only a reboot would fix it…

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