I was going to buy some hardware to run an n64 emulator when it occurred to me that I had my old slackware chromebox lying around, as well as some controllers. In less than an hour I was playing Kirby64 the crystal shards. I even had the emulator already installed (I guess I tried doing this years ago).
I miss using Slackware. It was such reliable OS to use, and one of the few distros you could run with little/no internet access.
After months of neglect, you know what I happened when I booted it up? It gave me a TTY login prompt, just like it always did before. Imagine that.
@icedquinn The only Linux distro that did that to me was Ubuntu installed onto a surface pro 4. After it did that, I noped out and installed Alpine with the surface-linux kernel.
@icedquinn it's given me a lot of headaches too. but ubuntu gives me more headaches.
Which is funny for several reasons. It's minor patches, it's running in a generic vmware VM, and it's "enterprise".
Granted, a few of them turned out to be clueless developers cancelling mid-update and then rebooting, but it's genuinely failed many times where even reinstalling the kernel didn't help.
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