It's marketing, like "the cloud". It's such a gross oversimplification that it's meaningless.
Your situation is unique because you have a monopoly contract and an undemanding customer.
And trying to do it all yourself is a risk of never getting to market.
Just because they're trendy to talk about, you don't need to use some new-age, look at me, I know about Neanderthals and Denisovans way of spelling their name. They're Neanderthals, despite the fact that 'tal' is the German word that it's based on.
Or HCF, if you wanted to be really sure.
And because if you set up a random roadblock type scenario, you probably need traffic control and a police presence in case of accidents. It doesn't mean that they actually cared or were part of it.
That people immediately assumed it was a Gestapo maneuver and then complied is more an indictment of the them and the degree of freedom people have already willingly given up for the veneer of security.
Just because they found it 1 place that they looked, doesn't mean its not NOT in other places too.
Uneducated consumers + modern denial of causality + business interests = fail. You have ignorant parents who buy antibacterial everything because its "for the children" and because after all, they need to protect theirs, and it probably wont turn into MRSA _for them_, so shouldn't they do everything they can,etc. etc. Ditto with food - people buying shit at Walmart because they need to save money, meanwhile their neighbors lose their jobs and their kids end up playing with cadmium laced toys, but hey, they need to save 3 dollars on that gizmo.... Add the business interests capitalizing on this ignorance and philosophical gap (A !is !A) and you end up with the shitstorm we're in.
Moral: know what you're buying, know why you're buying it.
Poor eating habits & inadequate exercise are the problem. But heaven forbid people are responsible for their own actions.
Are where you will find syslogd and init scripts. Get away from your wibbly-wobbly daemony-waemony way of doing things, and let the admin adjust startup stuff and view logs via simple text edit commands.
Anyone know when RHEL7 is out?
There's probably an emacs mode which does what you're looking for.
All of his incredibly insightful suggestions are wise even if you have a fat pipe. Local DNS? Adblock? A VPS somewhere when you need to look like you're somewhere else? DUH. -1, Oblivious.
With Linux, are you ever really DONE installing?
Heisenbug - nice. A fitting name for a bleeding edge distro.