You don't buy expensive, power-hungry [hard]ware that's going to cost an arm and a leg to store, power, and cool for the next year when you only need its brute force for a few hours.
But he is planning to do conversions over and over, one after another, handling problems as they occur. As such, one of his goals is that the conversion be as speedy as possible, and he specifically said that he doesn't want to share a CPU with other cloud users. He wants one fast CPU devoted 100% to his project.
Makes sense to me.
Cloud servers with no virtualization and 100% of the CPU? That's what OnMetal is for, motherfuckers!
Yes, it's in one monolithic file.
Try making a minor typo in the syntax, then restart networking. You will lose all network connectivity on ALL interfaces.
Fix your typo and try to start networking again. It won't work until you reboot.
Or you can try adding your config to one of the seemingly infinite network config subdirectories (ifup.d, post-ifup.d, etc). Make the same typo anywhere in the subdirectories and you'll still mess up all networking and have to reboot.
I guess this is acceptable if you haven't used any OS besides Windows 98. For the rest of us it's maddening.
Shuttleworth has done nothing but help the open source community in every way imaginable.
You really consider a distro that can't change basic network configuration without a reboot to be 'helping'? Worse yet, some insane people are even using it as a server OS.
I hear there are only crap informercial for closetted ghery asstards on that silly excuse for a web site. Even Taco had some more to offer instead of that junk.
The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.