[rescue] Linux wet paint, was Re: Spark10 CPU question (must fix - SPARC damnit :-) )

John Hudak jjhudak at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 13:38:44 CST 2016

I suggest you take a look Slackware distro if you want a slimmed down Linux
that is 'close to original Unix'  at least original circa 1990 versions. It
is also systemd free

On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 2:45 AM, Meelis Roos <mroos at linux.ee> wrote:

> >   For now, though, my trade-offs are surprisingly few under Linux on the
> > desktop.
> One thing that has started disturbing me in Linux deskops in recent
> years is sheer complexity. I chose Linux desktop in about 1995 because
> of its simplicty - I can unerstand Unix, I can understand the X11
> userland, I can debug my way through most of the problems.
> Now, the complexity of desktop solutions has gone up a lot. It's not
> just systemd that adds layers on debuggability - there were components
> before that while doing some good, complicated things on the other side:
> polkit, dbus, udev, upstart as some examples of the bigger problems.
> As the result, Linux is more and more like a black box - it is possible
> to understand any specific path through it but it is more and more time
> consuming and less practical than before.
> --
> Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)
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