May 14, 2005

Why Linux Is Dumb

Posted in General at 12:27 pm by Ian

So, I went to go download nethack, which I have been assured is an awesome game. I just tell Fink (a Mac software manager for linux ports) to download and install, and figure it’ll go do its thing. Come back to look a while later, and see that Fink is merrily downloading XFree86. That’s right. For some reason, nethack, which runs in a terminal and uses ascii characters as graphics, depends on having a massive X-Windowing system installed.

And then it failed to compile.

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