“If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I’ve won.”

Written by  on September 23, 2016

~ Linus Torvalds

I’ve given Visual Studio Code for Linux as prebuilt rpm-package a try. I don’t know what I expected ten minutes ago, but I am definitely under-whelmed! Another editor with syntax-highlighting, code-completion, integrated git-support and the ability to add “extensions” for all kinds of stuff. But: do I miss the trick or how do I start build binaries? (edith: possible via some “we need another build-configuration-system..”-JSON).


OK, it was fun to test, but now back to my favorite IDE* 😉 gedit & gcc on the terminal can do the same, so I don’t see any reason to use VS Code.  Maybe for Go or one of the other languages, but not C++.


screencast @ Linux: byzanz

Written by  on September 18, 2016

Wanted to illustrate an annoying fact by a short animated clip.
byzanz is the tool to go. And this guy describes how to install and use it via a small helper-script.


apt-fast as multi-connection drop-in-replacement for apt-get

Written by  on September 14, 2016
  • how to install
  • edit “$ sudo gedit /etc/apt-fast.conf” in line “DOWNLOADBEFORE=true” to get rid of the annoying question-dialog (if you intend to use apt-fast, you don’t care about pre-loading stuff ..)
  •  how to use: $ sudo apt-fast update && sudo apt-fast dist-upgrade

Not much more to add. Can’t wait for a full reinstall and then testing apt-fast with the whole distributio-update. Use it now for month – updating has never been faster. Poor OSX- and Windows-users ..