Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Sep 2002 02:30 UTC
Oracle and SUN These days, the big players in the Linux "purely-desktop market" are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.
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Re: Hello???
by K. Chernenko on Wed 18th Sep 2002 11:02 UTC

Well, Marvin, you have a darn of a good point there. Even with all the hype about that `LSB' thing, I'm still forced to flip through completely different and incompatible systems on every distro I meet. And I'm not only talking about the desktop : I'm a system administrator and it annoys the hell out of me to be forced to go to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<interfacename> on RH/Mdk while I need to edit /etc/network/interfaces on Debian, remember if I need to use chkconfig or update-rc.d to add a service, and so on (the full list is incredibly long). We've no more a Linux system but a boatload of different systems. Some will argue that this is really good, but frankly, it simply prevents cooperation between the users, by fragmenting them in communities (the Mandrake community, the Slackware, Debian, SuSE ones, etc.). That's bad. That's F***ING BAD ! And I'm not the only one to think that way : take D.J. Bernstein, for example. He was so pissed every system has its own system for starting and configuring daemons that he crafted a special, non-free license for QMail and DJBDNS just to avoid that. In other words, this method of doing things without a bit of standardization has simply claimed good programs out of the free software world (although you can still use them). Please, people, can we stop the madness, now ? ! ?