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You Have Your Windows In My Linux

snydeq (1272828) writes | about 1 month ago

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snydeq (1272828) writes "Ultimately, the schism over systemd could lead to a separation of desktop and server distros, or Linux server admins moving to FreeBSD, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. 'Although there are those who think the systemd debate has been decided in favor of systemd, the exceedingly loud protests on message boards, forums, and the posts I wrote over the past two weeks would indicate otherwise. I've seen many declarations of victory for systemd, now that Red Hat has forced it into the enterprise with the release of RHEL 7. I don't think it's that easy. ... Go ahead, kids, spackle over all of that unsightly runlevel stuff. Paint over init and cron, pam and login. Put all of that into PID1 along with dbus. Make it all pretty and whisper sweet nothings about how it's all taken care of and you won't have to read a manual or learn any silly command-line stuff. Tune your distribution for desktop workloads. Go reinvent Windows.'"

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I remember the days (1)

fireman sam (662213) | about 1 month ago | (#47811573)

Where I would spend my weekends hacking on the Linux kernel to get my hardware working, or building the latest release of KDE or Gnome or FVWM or (insert incomplete OSS project here). I also remember the days when all of my hardware would stop working as a newer kernel was pushed down the update pipe. But I most fondly remember the day I turned on my new Mac and realised that this is what Linux has wanted to be for so many years.

Instead of copying the processes of Windows, with its fundamental differences, why not focus on copying the processes of OSX (I know I'll probably be shot right now).

To quote a friend: "It can be said that when a Linux user/hacker switches on a Mac for the first time, they say a silent prayer of thanks - this is what they have been looking for all of those years"

For those who don't want new hardware but want something that they can continue hacking away with half complete drivers, have a look at the good work done by the hackintosh community - it is what got me to the point of buying a Mac.

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