Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Oct 2003 23:09 UTC
General Development OSNews was the first news magazine to break the story on Gnome's Seth Nickell effort to replace the Init system. Soon, it became confusing to many readers as to if Seth is planning to completely replace the Init system or simply "bridge" it. We had a chat with Seth and discussed about his plans on the project (which is a personal project so far) and for Storage, an exciting project which aims to replace the traditional filesystem with a new database-based document store.
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Dual Boot Systems
by ParideP on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 12:42 UTC

I use both windows and Linux for work, on my laptop.
I use windows for the usual reasons, i.e. compatibility with office files of my colleagues, and some programs that have no good enough (at least for me) equivalent under Linux (chemistry stuff) or none at all, while under Linux I use some computational and NMR spectroscopy data processing stuff ported from unix, which has no equivalent (again good enough for me) under windows.
I would really, really welcome anything that could speed up my boot process, so to lose the minimum of switch time.

About the choice of Python as system language, I think that probably it is bigger in disk and memory size than a shell, but about same size of Perl, after removal of unneeded (for system work) libraries. Which is not a problem with 256 Mb RAM and 80 Mb HD, which correspond to a very cheap computer for any western country, I think.