We don't work on mainframes, servers, and desktops anymore? Sorry, didn't get that memo (and neither did my paycheck). Laptops are largely treated the same as desktops.
Most distros use GNOME. Most distros use PulseAudio. Most distros use NetworkManager And now, most distros use systemd. I'll let you guess who pushed most of these? Guess who is responsible for PulseAudio, NetworkManager, systemd, libxml, gnulib, and very large portions of the GNOME project? And who is the only player that matters for commercial Linux (Oracle doesn't count since OEL is rebuilt RHEL)? Keep telling yourself Red Hat is just
/etc/sysconfig and RPM (actually, RPM IS the standard package manager for Linux based on the Linux Standard Base)
I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing - but that doesn't mean they are acting in everyone's best interest either.
As a UNIX admin, I actually do very much dislike the Linux world these days. Working with IRIX, Solaris, and HP-UX made me that way.
I'm down with that.
I did try it, and reproduced the his results on Fedora 21.
When you understand that Red Hat controls the Linux world, and what they do everyone will follow (with the exception of Slackware and Gentoo), you will understand.
Except, with so many init alternatives availible (upstart, launchD, SMF) why did we need to add another? And, there is absolutely nothing wrong with BSD init.
And anything but portable to other operating systems. We also have an example above of systemd ignoring output to stderr. Not cool.
Try the unity-tweak-tool (I've been giving Ubuntu a run for the past week or so) (apt-get install unity-tweak-tool) - under "Unity" click "Search" and uncheck "Check Online Sources"
So you say. By your logic there is nothing wrong with me using Windows 2000 or OS 9 either.
You don't go to Capitol College (I'm sorry, Capitol Technology University), do you? Because I'm sure they're doing it there now.
It would also completely devastate the lower income brackets that are the ones driving that old clunker that was all they could afford.
You poor fellow. I personally loved my Blazer, but mine was after the engine got much better (4.3L Vortec)
The SUV I used to have(95 Blazer, 4WD) was taxed in the same category as a pickup truck. Actually, because of weight, so are some larger, old cars. There are no restrictions on vehicles in this area that are not based on weight (with some compact car parking exception).