To be called, iOU I guess.
To be called, iOU I guess.
Nothing new, just walk on. He rants because that's his natural state. Can not wait for the fool to disappear.
In the sense that getting things done takes more and more clicks and time?
I find myself installing more and more Windows-unsuck tools again of the type that I really thought belonged firmly to the Windows 3 - Windows 98 past.
Google has a browser that generates desktop notifications?
I never noticed. My virus scanner must have caught them, and so it should. Derailed Google fools, what was in their heads, soup?
Good thing they're removing it.
When will this news item stop being regurgitated. OF COURSE information will be found on discarded storage devices.
We know, it's logical and expected, and we have been informed by jobless journalists a zillion times already.
"There's a shockingly large number of emotionally immature and insecure people in the Kernel community, and a great many people meet the wrath of those people for no good reason."
Precisely the problem. And their presence, the culture, has been initiated and is being maintained by Linus.
It is classical narcissistic behaviour; surround yourself with people whom you feel pose no danger to your world view in which you are a god. It results in a mob of people stupider than the narcissist, willing to follow and OK him on anything, and who display much the same (narcissistic) traits.
Not literally of course, but still. Linus has been and still is in charge, and has managed OK.
But has also kicked out quite a number of good professionals, for no other reason than his narcissism, ego and at times completely dysfunctional communication.
That sounds pretty buzzword compliant.
The Windows GUI (The combined failure of Gnome, KDE, FVWM, Mintamon, Cinnamate and whatever you have more is outright sickening)
Active Directory plus its supporting GUI programs
It's probably partly true. But only for the case where the software you are going to write is not big or complex.
As soon as that aspect comes around the corner, people with a mind trained in logic and structural thinking (mathematicians, physicists), have a very clear advantage, and it will show in the the quality and maintainability of the code.
I was doing the same years ago already, in an environment no less where all installation and / or use of (ooohhh! EVIL!!) open source or anything that the company did not have to pay for was forbidden and punishable.
Braindead managerial wankers.
Interesting to hear it still happens
I was looking for an X-server for my PC.
Then I started looking on NewsNet for such a thing, and I found Debian
Version 0.93R6, in 1996 it was I think, on a pile of diskettes I think numbering 23.
I read the first ideas about what Ian wanted the thing to be and immediately liked his attitude and approach. It was what kept me with Debian, even when later RedHat and others came and gained popularity. I knew with the solid technical and social basis and fanatic aspiration towards architectural perfection it would survive.
+1 For this.
I was one of the first persons to start using Debian, when they were still on a.out... Even at that time already, the "being helpful" and "friendly support" were a sham. People in Debian IRC have always been introvert, rude and aggressive.
Luckily all of that is more than made up for by the fantastic system that Debian is.
"It lacks a powerful shell"
You are either ignorant on Windows or insane. Powershell -the default shell on Windows for years in a row already now- easily obliterates anything Linux has.
Mind you, this comes from a Linux user and proponent. I've used Powershell for tasks at work since version 1.0. This version still had some serious shortcomings, but it already made clear that it would be shiningly bright soon. A promise it indeed fullfilled reaching version 2.0.
Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.