Friday, May 7, 2010

It's time to blog something

It's been awhile since I've blogged and now it's time. As Technology Alignment enters new markets, new facilities and expansion, it's time to write something finally. As you can see from my blogs, I'm not really the blogger that most bloggers are; I just don't do enough entries. I've gotten emails from many of those that have used Automatix (a project that I supported because it made using Linux easier - you go Arnie! Pioneer Linux is pretty much at the way side since 2 years ago now and we've just stopped development. That's what this blog is about.

Pioneer Linux was meant to be a simple to use operating system that was easy to use, allowed the installation of applications that people needed using Automatix and also our own Pioneer tools and repositories called Cowboy, cowgirl and so on. These were pretty good technologies years ago and we were using Pioneer Linux internally for years at Technology Alignment. Every employee who came to the company, regardless if they were Windows or MAC (sheese) they ended up with a Linux desktop, period. They all figured out Linux easy enough, it really doesn't take a rocket scientist to use it.

What's funny is that those that used it just dumped Windows at home. I won't get into MAC users, you know how they are ;-) I see commercials for Windows 7, what a joke it just makes me laugh. Windows is mine people spew and think how great it is. I saw it, it's another stinkin' Windows application. Hey, whatever people want to run they should run but you know what, most of these people haven't seen Linux or think it's some geek thing that they couldn't use. Instead they deal with viruses and other malware like it's just the way it's supposed to be. Heck, it's not the way it's supposed to be. I remember OS/2 and how great that was but failed. Everyone followed the Windows craze and watching it was like some scary science fiction movie like pod people. I was watching the pod people as they kept using Windows and dealing with problems, and it wasn't pleasant. It really was a scary movie when you think about it. It was just shear madness. Remember the movie network? They all screamed out the Window: "I'm fed up and I'm not going to take it anymore". Well people you should be fed up by now and move to an alternative that's not only effective but efficient.

I still have to thank Kade for getting me to try it, just don't let Kade know ahahahahahaha. I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on most of our systems from 1.3 and up systems. We replaced most all of the Pioneer Linux systems with it and I'll tell you what, this is the operating system the masses need and should be using. It's good for 3 years and 5 years on a server. It's real easy to use, it installs everything really easily. It's what the masses really want, or do they? It's scary to lose what you're accustomed to. I'd be really worried going to Windows 7 since I can't stand using Windows. I remember marketing and selling Linux to computers stores way back when and the comment we always got back was they wouldn't sell or market it because people would stop coming in to get their Windows serviced. My stars, I suppose people need to make money and off the sweat of others, but again my stars.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is what people need and should take a serious look at. Get someone to show you their system and be amazed at the simplicity. Be amazed that you won't be spending a fortune anymore on operating system tunes, spyware removal or virus removals and operating system crashes. You won't see your computer getting slower over time. I'm still using an old Dell here that works great for everything I need for business, it's a 2.8 and I don't need more since Ubuntu 10.04 does it all.

Do yourself and your computer a favor, get an operating system that's smooth and fast. You can do it, Windows 7 wasn't made for you it was made for Microsoft to increase profits and companies charging you all the time to fix your computer. Go for it, you'll be surprised and glad you did.

Many thumbs up to Ubuntu for this version! I still can't believe how good it is! Pioneer is gone, they did it at Ubuntu!


Rev. Jack said...

I will miss Pioneer Linux!

SomeDebianGuy said...

Failures to the list.

1. Mandrake and trying to stop people from selling it on ebay. Failure.

2. Warren quit completing your sentences so you ditched Mepis when it made you no money.

3. Back Automatix, a product known to be against the idea of ubuntu and by ubuntu devs, and still fail.

4. Pioneer BSD, the greatest thing in the world for you, and yet no word of it.

5. VoipTelecaster and Caiotalk, all just rebrands of Asterisk, and you know, youll never make it there, despite your numerous interactions over on (we see you there all the time).

6. Obsessive attempt to own (now defucnt, and probably caused by your own interactions).

7. The failure to keep JTBL in line, and when he took automatix to fedora, you ditched him, because of ideological issues. Wasnt ware you had those Dianne.

And now you want to go back to Ubuntu.

Totally Fickle Dianne. Really. Just totally fickle.

All not very openminded or kind.

But then this comment wont get posted either. :)

Rev. Jack said...

SomeDebianGuy gives every appearance of being an internet troll.

SomeDebianGuy said...

Not at all hardly Rev. Jack. Ive been involved heavily in the Asterisk dev groups for some time. And Ive been an even longer Linux supporter and user. And while I give the appearance of being both unkind, and outspoken, I am far from a troll.

Of course in regards to VoipTelecaster, I speak down just as purely at FreePBX, Elastix, and or any other system that isnt pure Asterisk. Anyone foolish enough to depend on such software crutches to get their business done is weak. Thats a hardline opinion but I assure you that its simplistic to me.

As far as the other things I think the company might be guilty of...well... They are old, but you know, we the internet do not forget, nor forgive.

and more specifically --

Of course back then Technalign was calle HiMandrake.

For that matter just search the mepislovers forum for all kinds of fun and enjoyment.

Dianne said...

I'll leave the comments there. There is a lot of background to all of these comments but it's safe enough to say that the past is the past and there is no need to get into a "pissing" contest.

As for Pioneer BSD we use BSD in house but I don't see it something people would really want to use to be honest. I also like Rat Poison, how many people you think would use that?

As for the personal digs, oh well and enjoy them ;-)


Dianne said...
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Dianne said...

Thanks Jack. There are a group of students who may take on the Pioneer Distro next year. It's up to them and they can have fun with it. Not certain if it will happen or not, we'll see I guess.

Again, thanks for everything over the years Jack!

Dianne said...

Sorry, I don't recall who is or was and I don't think I've posted on