*EXTREMELY LINUX VOICE*
you GOTTA upgrade the software on your computer or someone may hack you, and steal all your money. so make sure to ALWAYS update your computer.
btw, sometimes when you update your computer, it'll ask you if you want to replace some important-sounding script youve never heard of yet have apparently changed
this means you now have to work out:
-what the script is
-what it does
-what "your" changes do/mean
-what their changes do
-which set of changes to keep
why did me upgrading my system remove the font that i use. why??? what the fuck is going on??? can someone explain how and why this can or should happen
turns out that whatever it is i upgraded reset the contents of /etc/fonts to the default. why?? who knows
/etc/fonts, if you are not aware, has the weirdest way of configuring shit (by which i mean, bad, since i only understood what the fuck was going on because i'd already had to troubleshoot an issue with it 6 months ago), you have all of these xml files and they have names like 70-no-bitmap-fonts or 70-yes-bitmap-fonts and to enable bitmap fonts you copy the file from one folder to another
why does it work like that??? probably someone has a really good explanation, one that sounds really clever. but their explanation is wrong, because it shouldn't work like that, since nothing works like that
so anyway my experience of linux, on a ~monthly basis?? you upgrade or install something, and something breaks or doesn't work, and to fix the thing so that it works you have to learn about a program you didn't know existed, understand its uniquely fucked up configuration schema, make changes you don't really understand, and then sit tight until in 6-12 months it breaks again and you have to remember how the fuck you fixed it last time
X is the Tenth Gate. If opened, it releases the Darkness.
X Windows came out of the Gate. It's just another name for Windows 10. Apple's been secretly running it since 1999.
X11 is the Eleventieth Portal. It's eleven times worse than X.
X.org is the Xorgs. Don't mess with them.
Gnome and Kade both sit beside the Gate and will tell you that the other one lies. Maybe not even one of them is telling the truth.
Enlightenment is a mad druid who laughs at all who pass by.