Quadra 660AV what's with the "PowerPC" label?
lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 09:14:50 CDT 2016
On 17 June 2016 at 00:10, Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org> wrote:
>>> No, it's not an old-fashioned simplistic Unix utility. Hey,
>>> newsflash, neither is GNOME, neither is KDE.
> And if either of those were being made as central to the system as
> systemd is, there would be a similar outcry against them.
> The problem is not that systemd is bloated, or buggy, or badly
> designed. The problem is that it's bloated, buggy, badly designed -
> _and_ is being made very, very central to even rudimentary operation of
> the OS.
> Well, that, and that a whole lot of users perceive it as being rammed
> down their metaphorical throats, something that raises hackles at the
> best of times.
That's a fair point, and I totally accept it.
OTOH, arguably, so is Linux itself.
Many favour the BSDs because they apparently "feel cohesive", "like
one piece of software written by one team", as opposed to...
Huh. Googled for the quote, found, er, myself. Weird.
Friends of mine who are the sort of Unix beardie who lives at the
command line and sneers at graphical desktops tell me that BSD feels
more like an integrated whole than Linux: apparently, they say, you
can tell that everything came from a single team and one source,
rather than Linux's "three thousand unrelated bits of code flying in
close formation". Me, I wouldn't know; all I care about is that
commands like /dmesg/ and /top/ and /fdisk/ do what I expect, which is
more than they do on Solaris, say.
And yet, now that significant chunks of the Linux underpinnings are
being combined into one purpose-written close-knit chunk, designed by
a single team, the same sort of people that praise *BSD for its
conceptual unity are harshly damning the thing bringing comparable
unity to Linux.
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