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Comment: Re:file transfer (Score 1) 460

by armanox (#49144511) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem
I'm looking at several machines that are near me right now - A Core 2 Quad, a Core 2 Duo (HP), a FX-8120, 2 third gen i5s and a first gen i7 (HP). Guess how many of them have serial or parallel ports? I just checked two more AMD boards that are sitting here as well (Sockets AM3 and AM3+) - no ports either.

Comment: Re:Pointless (Score 1) 755

by armanox (#49062877) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System
I've always had much better luck with a fresh install of Linux then with Windows. Especially in situations where it may have been the only computer in the location (I know, not a problem any more). I can point to any number of Dell systems I've had in the past 10 years that worked with Linux (with the exception of some Broadcom cards that you needed NDISWrapper for) - my Precision M4500 is better supported under Linux then under Windows (actually is. Finding drivers for Windows 8.1 for it was a nightmare since Dell doesn't support it and there were issues with some of the Windows 7 drivers). I can point to plenty of Thinkpads and Toshiba Satellites that I have sitting around that I never had to muck with any settings to get to work in Linux either.

Comment: Re:My suggestion to Oracle: SPARC everywhere... (Score 1) 190

by armanox (#49044423) Attached to: Five Years After the Sun Merger, Oracle Says It's Fully Committed To SPARC
When I was in charge of managing UNIX servers, I don't recall ever having major issues with any of the AIX boxes (running AIX 7.1 and 6.1). However, the i-series box (IBM i 7.1 IIRC correctly) liked to lock out any user anything similar to the rights of QSECOFR on a regular basis, and I got plenty of use out of the 5250 emulation on the HMC.

I also had quite a few issues with one of my two HP-UX systems (HP-UX 11iv3 on Itanium, the HP-UX 11 on RISC I don't think anyone ever used).

Comment: Re: Yes (Score 1) 716

by armanox (#49035515) Attached to: Is Modern Linux Becoming Too Complex?
I was complaining in the Fedora community when it first debuted (which was somewhere around Fedora 14 or 15). I also complained about GRUB 2, posted HOWTOs on keeping GRUB 1, and got laughed at for the thought that I wouldn't want systemd or GRUB2 (or GNOME 3, or a desktop that didn't always 'need' 3D accel, etc).

Last time I checked, SMF and upstart just replace init (Launchd is a bit larger in scope, and I don't think I have heard people complaining about it (now I need to see it changes how to use cron jobs on OS X...)) Nor are they written by someone who is fairly disliked within their own communities. Also, Apple and Sun have a lot more at stake for releasing something that works then Fedora does. Fedora has had plenty of releases that were pure crap over the years - they just shrug it off and move to the next one. Personally, I have fallen in love with the some of the old UNIX systems (my home servers are running IRIX at this point) and how simple things used to be to manage.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.