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Comment Re:Not always a good thing. (Score 1) 280 280

anybody remember intel gma 500? i'm not stepping in that sh*t again.

My sister gave me a Dell Mini 10 netbook a couple months ago. I was very excited thinking this would be a great little beater web device that I could leave in the truck or use out in the yard or whatever and if it got destroyed, I am not really out anything. *But* it has Intel GMA 500 ( Poulsbo ). I can't put any newer distributions on it because the kernel modules that exist are stuck with ancient versions of everything. And before someone mentions Intel open-sourcing drivers that is not the case for this POS because they licensed it from some 3rd party.

So my options are either use Windows XP (that came preinstalled) or use it in crippled mode in Linux. Fuck you very much Intel.

Comment Re:Reliable servers don't just crash (Score 1) 928 928

Just how useful these features are depends on the user. The usefulness of these features does not outweigh the fact that *I DON'T WANT BINARY LOGS*.

I wish you pro-systemd people would please quit telling me what I do and do not want. Systemd offers me almost no benefit but does disrupt many aspects of my systems *FOR NO BENEFIT TO ME*.

If this is good for you, please, by all means, use systemd. But leave me the option to not use it. You do not know what is best for me and I didn't ask for your opinion. I especially did not request that my options be limited by a group that is as controversial as the systemd folks.

Comment Re:Reliable servers don't just crash (Score 1) 928 928

And your solution 1). offers absolutely no benefit to me 2). does not exist yet

There are hundreds or thousands of tools in the UNIX userland that have been written to interact with text files. Why re-invent the wheel?

I do not want binary logging and with systemd I have no option. I have many other issues with systemd. I, like many many other people, do not want systemd.

Comment Re:Reliable servers don't just crash (Score 1) 928 928

At least with journald you can have logging done just binary, just text or both types simultaneousl

False. You cannot log only to text with systemd. And who wants twice the I/O (binary and text) to appease the systemd folks when text logs have been not only the defacto standard, but a rudimentary part of the UNIX philosophy. There are several other reasons I don't like systemd ( try to chroot to a broken system and tell me how much fun that is if the system is a systemd system ) but binary logging with no text only option is arrogant and a show stopper for me as well.

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