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Comment: Re:Opposition is from a small elite (Score 1) 550

I have actually seen someone who has used Linux for 10+ years try and install Zoneminder on a system and after 2 days of agony nuke the entire virtual machine and start with another distribution thanks to dependency hell which could make a dll blush.

Then that "someone" either sucks or is having to admin boxes that were poorly built / maintained. That sort of thing just doesn't happen on a well managed system. Ever,

Comment: Re:Opposition is from a small elite (Score 1) 550

For the most part people thank their lucky stars when a linux system works at all (unless of course it is a server sitting in the corner humming away on one task).

You clearly know nothing about linux and have never been a system administrator if that's how you think.

Comment: Re:Not resigning from Debian (Score 1) 550

I for one fully understand your choice.

Adopting systemd as the One True Initcould spell the beginning of the end of debian being lauded as the most "Stable and Secure" of all the distros. It's definitely bad on all counts for those of us who use linux for things other than our personal laptops. Systemd has no business on a server IMHO and it's going to suck and suck hard when it's forced on all of us (CentOS/RH 7 too are both systemd based, which is very upsetting).

Comment: Not and earth shattering surprise. (Score 1) 265

by BenLutgens (#48362837) Attached to: Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

As someone who's been a linux user and admin on a daily basis since the late '90s, let me say I am entirely unsurprised. Our developer community is not great at doing accelerated graphics drivers and the vendors all turn out sub-par binary blob laden drivers. The linux gaming thing has been a pie-in-the-sky pipe dream for years, I pretty much knew valve wouldn't be able to make it happen. I was hoping I would be proved wrong, but it isn't looking good.

On the bright side, I don't have time to game anymore so I don't really care =)

Comment: Re:How about we hackers? (Score 1) 863

I am in this camp. I don't really want to have to use another tool to dump logs to plain text. I hate the fact that systemd is piece by piece replacing so very very many things which don't need to be replaced. I've followed many discussions on forums of people having trouble with a daemon and the debugging of that demon is made MORE complex by the fact that it is managed by systemd. Dependency based boot sequence is foolish on a server where you sort out the boot sequence once and expect it to work the exact same way EVERY TIME. Dep based boot might make sense on a desktop or a laptop where you may change your network location or attached hardware between boots (laptop-mode-tools anyone?)

The biggest thing I think is the problem is that when these issues are brought up to the systemd folks, the attitude from them is invariably microsoft-like or apple-like, "You don't know what's good for you, we do. So STFU and L2SYSTEMD NUB!"

Systemd is bad, very bad.

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.