[rescue] Happy New Year! RIP, Sun/Solaris...
alaric at metrocast.net
Tue Jan 4 06:24:34 CST 2011
On 01/03/11 04:26, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> Well. I am useing Unix for close to 20 years now. I saw Linux rising.
> It evolved from a Unix clone for Unix enthusiasts to a bad Windows
> surrogate for Windows haters.
Yeah. I still say Ubuntu is the Linux distribution for people who would
secretly much rather be running Windows.
> Linux got "polluted" by lots of eye candy
> stuff, even on the command line. The usual Linux distribution shoves
> all this stuff down the users throat, even if he doesn't want it.
> (vi is vim, /bin/sh is bash, "rm" is aliased to "rm -i", ...)
Those training-wheels default aliases irritate me. But at least they
made'em aliases that can be removed, instead of hardcoding them as defaults.
> The *BSDs, especially NetBSD, concentrate on a lean and mean Unix
> environement and try to carry on the Unix paradigm. That is the reason
> why they don't add "user-friendliness" to the base system:
I'm not really talking about being "user friendly". Just, say, using
up-to-date versions of coreutils.
> Instead you get the tools to bild what you want. E.g. An emacs
> user doesn't need vim, but most linux distributions install vim anyway.
> *BSD come with nvi, as a Unix has to have a vi(1). If you want vim, or
> emacs, well just install it. pkgsrc will do for you.
Exactly. This is why I use Gentoo on my Linux machines: I get to
install exactly what I want, configured how I want it, and I don't have
to take anything else along with it that I don't want.
Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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