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Comment: Red Hat move too slowly (Score 5, Interesting) 232

by Omicron32 (#47767885) Attached to: How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

The great benefit of Red Hat is that it's stable and supported for a very long time, like 20 years. They don't change anything major in a release, and releases are few and far between. This is great for 'Enterprise' stuff, but the web is moving quickly and package support for RHEL boxes isn't great.

Having said that, where I work we have lots of stuff on RHEL/CentOS, and more and more stuff on Ubuntu. The Ubuntu stuff keeps me awake at night - literally. It's always falling over. I have never experience a kernel like the one the Ubuntu team are putting are. It's absolutely atrocious. The biggest problem is that the software we need to use has better support for Ubuntu than RHEL, so we're stuck using a dire OS to run it on.

The RHEL and CentOS boxes we have are rock solid stable and have never really given us significant issues. I walk into the office and get a new Ubuntu problem every day.

(FWIW I use Debian for all my own stuff exclusively, so I know my way around Debian-derivatives - this isn't a configuration issue).

Comment: Re:Stupidity is contagious (Score 2) 279

by Omicron32 (#46251545) Attached to: Ubuntu To Switch To systemd
> I have yet to figure out how to even create a service with systemd or how I figure out what I'm depending on.

man systemd.profile

> Let's take my *THREE HOUR* debugging session on systemd yesterday. [...] It would've been [simple] with SysV init because the errors during the mount would've been spewed to the console and I would've seen them.


30 seconds of Googling.

Not really sure what the problem is here other than your ignorance.

Comment: Re:Good...? (Score 2) 279

by Omicron32 (#46251131) Attached to: Ubuntu To Switch To systemd
> System admins hate systemD as it does not follow the Unix philosophy of text files and now awk, sed, grep, or perl to batch jobs :-( Firstly, it's systemd. I'm not sure where you're getting the capital from. Secondly, generalise much? I'm a long-time Linux system admin and I can't wait until systemd filters down to server distros like CentOS and Ubuntu LTS. It will make my job a whole lot easier.

Comment: Re:Settlers 7 (Score 1) 279

by Omicron32 (#31720298) Attached to: Ubisoft DRM Causing More Problems
Work on a server emulator is coming along very well apparently. I wouldn't be surprised to see it - and every other game using this type of DRM - 'cracked' in less than a month. It won't work for future releases. Regardless, I'm adding my voice here as another person who will neither be buying or pirating Ubisoft games. I won't pay for a defective game.

Chipped Passport Cloned In Minutes 326

Posted by samzenpus
from the unsafe-at-any-customs-counter dept.
Death Metal Maniac writes "New microchip passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft failed the test when a researcher was able to manipulate one in minutes. The cloned passports were accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports. According to the article: 'A computer researcher cloned the chips on two British passports and implanted digital images of Osama bin Laden and a suicide bomber. The altered chips were then passed as genuine by passport reader software used by the UN agency that sets standards for e-passports.'"

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan