Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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RE[2]: Sad but inevitable
by twitterfire on Fri 20th May 2011 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad but inevitable"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11


daemon called DEVD bla bla bla


What about GEM/TTM and KMS? What about UFS being the shittiest file system in use right now (if we don't consider fat16, ofc). ?

Linux guys created HAL and Udev and various init systems because they have the manpower and they can. After all, that is Linux about: reinventing the wheel.

BSD guys doesn't have the resources to reinvent the wheel and have thousands of software and libraries that to basically the same thing so they have to stick with only one software per task. That makes them a bit jelous. ;)

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RE[3]: Sad but inevitable
by J-freebsd_98 on Fri 20th May 2011 20:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad but inevitable"
J-freebsd_98 Member since:
2006-01-01

UFS2 not ufs; Serves quite well here; you mention jealous; quite not the case here; I review the freebsd forums and a linux forum thread titles daily so am not misinformed. As to not having resources, having a larger community and having the potential for a better desktop, correlation does not mean causation (in this case, in my opinion ... although having installed Linux distros, 4 of, and I rate them highly... but draw your own conclusions...) ...

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RE[3]: Sad but inevitable
by pfgbsd on Fri 20th May 2011 22:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad but inevitable"
pfgbsd Member since:
2011-03-12


What about GEM/TTM and KMS? What about UFS being the shittiest file system in use right now (if we don't consider fat16, ofc). ?


GEM is being ported to the BSDs and before that KGI was ported. Hmm UFS ... do you really know what you are talking about? Ext2/3/4 are just hacks inspired on it and softupdates are REALLY cool!

Linux guys created HAL and Udev and various init systems because they have the manpower and they can.


I've used Hal on BSD ... is someone really proud of that? Udev is based on BSD's devfs and the init stuff is also based on stuff that has been available on the BSDs. No innovation there.

After all, that is Linux about: reinventing the wheel.


I'll take your word for that, but making the wheel squared won't help you climb stairs.

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RE[3]: Sad but inevitable
by vermaden on Sat 21st May 2011 10:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad but inevitable"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

What about UFS being the shittiest file system in use right now (if we don't consider fat16, ofc). ?


Shittiest You say ... interesting.

Maximum UFS2 file size is 32 PB while maximum file size for EXT3 is 2 TB only ... and UFS2 is shittiest?

I would like to also hear on which properties You have measured that impressive shittiestness ...

FreeBSD can also do not have to use UFS at all now, it can boot from ZFS pool ... and Linux has nothing even close to what ZFS offers (do not even try to maze unexperienced users with BTRFS).

Linux guys created HAL and Udev and various init systems because they have the manpower and they can. After all, that is Linux about: reinventing the wheel.


Linux developers are like monkeys that with infinite amount of time will be able to write works of william shakespeare, so linux developers with infinite amount of time will be able to write PROPERLY DESIGNED and WELL THOUGHT operating system ...

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RE[4]: Sad but inevitable
by weorthe on Sun 22nd May 2011 14:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Sad but inevitable"
weorthe Member since:
2005-07-06

Linux developers are like monkeys that with infinite amount of time will be able to write works of william shakespeare

Taking into account genetic drift, one already has.

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