"You have already reached your quota for non-Canadian content. We now present reruns of 'The Beachcombers' whether you like it or not."
There must be a lot of overly sensitive Gnome developers here today. I crack wise about how I feel about Gnome 3, and that's "flamebait" because the poor nancy-boys can't handle the fact that their GUI *does* suck farts off dead chickens in August. And if you've ever smelt a rotting dead chicken in the August heat, you'd know just how vile and revolting that description is.
And if you've ever tried to use Gnome 3, you know how accurate that description is.
That man, along with W, were 2 of the worst fucking president that America has had.
Far better to burn up most of the 'waste' as fuel, then to simply bury it.
Whoever downmodded that, you just lost your geek card.
Not until that machine can also give birth. Fucking someone(thing), that can not — even in theory — get pregnant is no better, than doing it with a pillow or, at best, a prostitute...
Someday you may grow to learn that women are more than just a vessel for your seed.
As are sex robots, but that's a different story.
Go back to Windows. If you can't cope with people wanting to choose how to run their system, you don't deserve software that's all about choice. If insults are the best reason you have for living, do everyone a favour.
Doesn't matter. It's not tested or validated for every possibility. Hell, given how easily I can break Debian, I wonder if it's tested at all these days. There is no point in using unvalidated setups with a distro, if you're at that point then you should roll your own.
Software that is designed correctly separates out what it does, how it does it, and how it interacts with the outside world.
Ergo, software that is correctly designed is user-agnostic. If the user thinks in a particular way, whatever that way happens to be, it is the job of the software to accommodate that. If it does not, it is not software for users, it is software that has users. Possession is everything.
Software that is correctly designed is configuration-agnostic. If the configuration file states something is enabled, then that is enabled. It is not the job of the software to say the file really means something else. If the configuration is broken, state how and why. Clearly. If the configuration is old, import and update. But don't tell me, or anyone else, what Joe Bloggs thinks would look better. I don't care. And the more other people's preferences get shoved in my face, the less I will care.
Theo clearly has the right idea - the only way to get past the morons is with an attitude of utter contempt. Bugger all else matters, apparently.
It's definitely one of the cleanest. It needs a rewrite, though.
Linux-From-Scratch is easier to use, less user-hostile and less determined to tell me how to think.
ANY software that pretends to know better than me how I want things done is software that deserves to burn. And then sink into the swamp. It is that precise attitude that got me to kick the Windows habit and led me away from the early ix86 BSDs.
I not only think better than a mere machine, I think better than your average distro compiler. I can spec better, I can build better, I can test better. Debian had, up till now, been acceptable, the packages are convenient and it's no great pain to tune. Now, Debian ranks lower than Fedora. I'd recommend the MCC distribution before either and that was last updated during the Ice Age.
Communications from planetary surfaces, anyone?
And here I always thought it was about entertaining me with an engrossing "what if..." story.