Linux and Mac hassles, and Disk Warrior

I’ve got a Linux box running at work now, so I can start doing some DB2 and WebSphere development. It’s a big black cube the size of a hotel mini-bar. It’s only 200MHz, but makes up for it by having four CPUs and three hard drives. I’d forgotten how much I hate RPM. I’m surprised nobody seems to have made a really simple terminal front-end for the damn thing. It constantly amazes me that things that are conceptually so simple can be made so unnecessarily complicated.