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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Re: Linux Users
by Douglas S. Keester on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 18:27 UTC

I really don't understand why whenever a new idea is proposed that in anyway alters the existing Linux architecture, dozens of plush penguin weilding zealots flow into the arena screaming, "Burn her! Burn her!"

This is a good question. I don't really understand it either. I don't understand getting flamed by someone (including being told that I am living in the '80s) because I have a different opinion than you. Remember opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink.

If you want to be left alone and live in the 80s, then go ahead and you your damned command line exclusively. Stick with an older version of whatever your favorite distro is. Meanwhile I will happily, quickly, and graphically boot into my Y window system on Gentoo 3.0.

Great, we are in agreement. I will use what I think is the best tool for the job and allows me to administer my servers in the quickest, most efficient manner. You will use the GUI and be happy as well. Yay!

For me the correct tool for admining my servers is not and never will be a GUI. I can't afford the extra RAM required to keep a GUI running, especially since I only login to each server occasionally.

The GUI is here, it's not leaving. Realizing that and dealing with it will make your life much easier. I swear, if some of the folks around here were in charge of these decisions I would be etching this message into a stone tablet.

What a profound statement. I guess I can get rid of the hammer and chisel that I am using to write this message then.

Seriously, for many of us it is not a reactionary, "I hate everything new" mentality. I have needs for my business. I have to make the most of my hardware purchases. This means that on my workstation I use Mozilla, and KMail. This also means that on my servers I use the minimum necessary to keep the server running well.