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Comment: Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (Score 1) 547

by MikeBabcock (#48194997) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Compile any Linux binary as static and it will include everything it needs to run -- although 64-bit binaries won't load on a 32-bit system of course.

In fact just the other day I was on an older system and I couldn't find iperf in its distro so I downloaded the pre-compiled 32-bit binary to do some quick bandwidth testing.

As a company that deals with industrial customers, we have dealt with plenty of Windows software that will not run on anything newer than XP, or sometimes 7, or 98 or 3.1 before those.

The Windows API is not a static target.

Comment: Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (Score 1) 547

by MikeBabcock (#48188909) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Wait, there's only one Windows? I could've sworn there were at least a half dozen active versions out there with features that aren't all inter-compatible ... just like Linux. They don't even look alike, and it causes fragmentation.

Why is Windows on the desktop? Applications and vendor support (bribed or otherwise) which boils down to "because it has been around longer."

The difference with Linux is you get a choice, and you get to argue, and it makes a difference. There are far more on-line posts about people who do or don't like Windows 8's interface than about systemd, but that isn't the cause of Window's sudden failure on the desktop now is it?

Comment: Re:min install (Score 1) 221

by MikeBabcock (#48007087) Attached to: Outlining Thin Linux

Aside from someone else already pointing out that you want to use different tools, that's exactly my point -- their minimal install is truly minimal -- there's no need to roll your own at all.

My basic install procedure is a CentOS minimal with a quick shell script that installs the packages and configs I need on top of that on a per-client basis.

Comment: Re:min install (Score 1) 221

by MikeBabcock (#48007079) Attached to: Outlining Thin Linux

If you're putting together your own optimized small footprint installs, you're not a sysadmin anymore, you're a distro maker. I spend way too much time actually administering working machines to be bothered to do someone else's job as well.

CentOS does a fantastic job of maintaining their minimal install for me (and anyone else who wishes to use it), what possible advantage is there to me putting together something else (not to mention learning a new filesystem and config layout for no reason).

Comment: Re:And KDevelope is what exactly? (Score 1) 48

by MikeBabcock (#47905961) Attached to: KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

Its an IDE that has been around for quite a while. Googling 'what is kdevelop' I got:

KDevelop is a free software integrated development environment (IDE) for the KDE Platform on Unix-like computer operating systems. KDevelop includes no compiler; instead, it uses an external compiler such as GCC to produce executable code.

Comment: Re:I prefer Warframe (Score 1) 93

by MikeBabcock (#47903387) Attached to: Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

How is first or third person relevant to its MMO status?

Have you watched the game played on PS4? The graphics are quite impressive. The framerate is smoother, which would be nice, but not enough to do a PC upgrade and force myself to run Windows.

cf. https://www.youtube.com/watch?... for a graphics comparison

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