Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Feb 2012 23:11 UTC
Linux Linus Torvalds on requiring the root password for mundane tasks. "So here's a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace 'my kids' with 'sales people on the road' if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to be able to print out a paper, or to change the date-and-time settings, please just kill yourself now. The world will be a better place." Yes, it's harsh (deal with it, Finns don't beat around the bush), but he's completely and utterly right. While there's cases where it makes sense to disable certain settings (public terminals, for instance), it is utterly idiotic that regular home users have to type in their root password for such mundane tasks.
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RE: Getting Tired
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 08:15 UTC in reply to "Getting Tired"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

"Am I the only one who is getting tired with all of his rants and with the attention they get?"

Maybe not, but I enjoy them quite a bit myself... and he raises some good points.

"However, does that gives him the permission to call other people 'morons' and 'mentally diseased' ALL THE TIME."

Why not? He can say whatever the hell he wants. Whether you agree or disagree, fine, argue if you want. But there's no reason to bitch about his choice of language.

"Worse yet, asking them to kill themselves?"

I honestly doubt that he meant that in a 100% serious, non-joking way. If anyone is getting pissed because they really think he is being completely serious, maybe they need to quit jumping at conclusions or consider anger management. Chances are, you're getting mad over nothing.

Does anyone else feels the same way?

I only have seven more words to say: shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. ;)

If that gets you mad, go smoke a bowl and relax.

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RE[2]: Getting Tired
by Kebabbert on Thu 1st Mar 2012 10:10 in reply to "RE: Getting Tired"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Anyway, I think we all can agree that Linux Torvalds has some attitude problems. I mean, why would you call OpenBSD developers for "masturbating monkeys" because they think security is important?

With a big ego such as Linus T, I doubt he would let anyone govern over his creation. I mean, if I created something, would I let someone else decide the name? Hell no.

There is no chance that "Linus T friend decided to call it Linux". With such a big ego, it was Linus T that decided to call it Linux.

As Stallman said: "I am not the one who calls GNU for Stallmanix" - implying that to name a creation after yourself requires some ego.

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RE[3]: Getting Tired
by Soulbender on Thu 1st Mar 2012 11:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Getting Tired"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

[As Stallman said: "I am not the one who calls GNU for Stallmanix"


He really wants to call it GNU/Linux though.

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RE[3]: Getting Tired
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 1st Mar 2012 19:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Getting Tired"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

"Anyway, I think we all can agree that Linux Torvalds has some attitude problems. I mean, why would you call OpenBSD developers for "masturbating monkeys" because they think security is important?"

Maybe because... he has a sense of humor? What you may perceive as a threat or declaration for war may have been nothing more than a humorous stab at OpenBSD for going overboard (in his opinion; debate this all you want, but he probably realizes pure security can get in the way, and is most likely referring to that). I took it as a joke, laughed about it, forgot about it, and then moved on. Well, until you brought it up again complaining. Really... it's no big deal, despite the insanity some of you are trying to make it out to be. Bottom line: WHO CARES?!?

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