[geeks] While I'm at it, another Ubunut grouse
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Wed Jun 10 16:03:51 CDT 2009
On Wed, 10 Jun 2009, Mike Meredith wrote:
> I'd imagine that they're under the impression that most users will only
> want networking up when the GUI is up. Fact is, text-mode users are a
> tiny minority and the mainstream distribution are just not going to
> spend much time on keeping them happy. In fact I've heard there's a
> kernel feature coming up that allows text consoles to be removed
Why do good (or, in the case of Linux, passably decent) things tend to go
Step 1: Minority comes together to produce some New Edgy Thing to rage
against some Boring Evil Machine.
Step 2: Minority gets tired of being a minority, rails against sheep who
support the Boring Evil Machine as much (if not more) than the BEM
Step 3: Minority gives up, opens the tent by being less edgy and less
pure, in hopes of attracting new blood.
Step 4: A new generation of folks join the New Edgy Thing only to make it
an impotent near-clone of the thing New Edgy Thing was meant to destroy
because it's "clearly" what everyone wanted, anyhow.
If I -want- a hand-holdy OS that gets in my way, Linux is unnecessary; I
already -know- where to find Vista!
Jonathan Patschke < "There is great satisfaction in building good tools
Elgin, TX > for other people to use."
USA < --Freeman Dyson
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