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: Douglas
by yutt on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 21:19 UTC

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.
Flamed? Nay. The point I was trying to make is that both worlds can exist. I don't complain about the existence of old interfaces, like the command line, so why do people instantly bash any new ideas? It's not as if this has even made it out of the conceptual stage and people are already bashing it.

That does not make any sense to me. Wait and see. Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. Maybe it will have flaws, maybe they can be fixed. Either way, the old system still exists if you want it. Redhat 7.0, or whatever older OS you use will always be around for those that don't like the new systems.

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!
Yes, of course. Please don't think I am trying to attack those that use older systems. I have a P200 and a Celeron 300, they aren't going to run the latest version of Gnome or KDE with all the bells and whistles and I'd rather not even try installing a DE for them.

I'm not arguing against folks like you Douglas. You are obviously reasonable about this. I just think that some people attack these newborn ideas with such zealotry that they will never get a chance to see how they could turn out.