Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source When Windows Vista was launched, the Free Software Foundation started its BadVista campaign, which was aimed at informing users about what the FSF considered user-restrictive features in Vista. Luckily for the FSF, Vista didn't really need a bad-mouthing campaign to fail. Now that Windows 7 is receiving a lot of positive press, the FSF dusted off the BadVista drum, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
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RE[6]: Meh.
by OddFox on Thu 27th Aug 2009 08:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Meh."
OddFox
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2005-10-05

About the rolling releases I would have figured that making use of portage to mask package versions you do not want changed would be a good method of keeping things in order. I don't have experience actually trying to get all that going, but I would have figured the tools had capabilities to allow oneself to strictly manage the software installed. I do hear a lot though from various users that Gentoo and the like suffer from problems in such deployments.

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RE[7]: Meh.
by boldingd on Thu 27th Aug 2009 18:48 in reply to "RE[6]: Meh."
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Long post cut short: count me among the people who have had terrible, terrible experiences with Gentoo. Like, system-is-unbootable, weekend-sucking experiences. Like, "screw this, Slackware 10 time" experiences. I really, really wish that emerge would, you know, tell you, or, God forbid, halt the operation, if the thing you try to do is known to break systems.

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