Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:06 UTC
Windows And so the smartphonification of the general purpose computer continues. This time around, though, it might actually be for the better. Microsoft has detailed two new features in Windows 8: refreshing and resetting your computer. Reinstalls will be a thing of the past.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Uhm, It sounds like you are talking about a debian based distro. Which is a point, but not the whole enchilada.

Obviously, Arch does not have any of the problems you describe. Ubuntu does, which is why I avoid it. Fedora usually does not. The only time I ran into an issue is when I was still on Fedora 14 and needed a newer version of firefox ( 4+). The extra repos I found authored by a main fedora dev, and had no issues installing along side firefox 3.6. I actually added another when firefox 5 came out, before the normal upgrade to fedora 16 ( I always skip the odds).

SSH is on the order of kilobytes. Its not meaningful bloat. LAMP by default is not a configuration I've seen on a mainstream distro, although there are distros that do LAMP by default because they are designed for easy LAMP servers.

Linux distros are so varied that your comments can't really apply to them all. So its more like:

"Pot meet a collection of things made out of metal, some of which are black, others are used for cooking stuff, some of which you could put water in and hold over a flame to boil water, but everyone would look at you cross-eyed if you did"

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