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Comment Re:a fucking mess... (Score 1) 654

All so RH can sell a few more support contracts to the corporate world

The corporate world is still on RHEL5 where X is as fast as it should be or on RHEL6 where at least the applications still work even if they are not as quick remotely. The newer stuff with systemd isn't yet on the radar for vendors that have corporate software that wants to do stuff with "init" even if it is just to check if the software is licenced.

Comment Re:Security (Score 1) 654

The only linux server I saw that had been rooted was one where the lazy software developer that ended up looking after it decided to give every email user a full shell, let users have three letter passwords, let it be accessed by ssh from anywhere, put a compiler on it and fucked up the permissions of config files ("chmod a+rwx /etc/*") so that he didn't have to switch to root or sudo to edit them. Luckily about the first thing the script kiddies did with it was portscanned another machine that was under adult supervision, so it was found before becoming a spambot.

So that's what on earth people can do to get their machines rooted - be idiots five times over.

On the MS side there was the patch that made MS Exchange an open mail relay by default, so you only had to be an idiot once over in that case, and unfortunately the contractor was that.

With systemd I'm starting to think that being an idiot once over will be enough as well.

Comment Re:Security (Score 1) 654

In a couple weeks there won't even be a way to get it running on Chrome, if you want to.

Yes I keep getting "the internet is broken and this PDF file is broken" from a couple of people that will not use anything other than Chrome. If it wasn't for all that malware out there taking advantage of shit Adobe and other code having a fallback "dangerous mode" would make sense.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 654

systemd is not an init system. It's a service manager. Mischaracterization makes your opinions seem ignorant

No just someone who like myself has been paying attention to it for a while - it was initially "sold" as an init system and as the years passed creeping featurism turned it into a service manager. Hence the design having incremental changes that seemed like a good idea at the time but if considered at length would have been considered very bad ideas and not implemented (eg. binary logs subject to race conditions for an utterly spectacular bit of idiocy that would have been recognised as such by a programmer in the 1960s).

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 654

Except for the software that makes Linux audio actually fucking work.

Other people did ALSA.
PulseAudio broke on my home machine when I plugged in a new monitor and now it will only recognise that and not my onboard sound, making my speakers pointless. It will no longer work at all for me with anything run under WINE. With another system config files could be changed to undo the damage, but with PulseAudio that is not an option.

Comment Re:Hang on a minute... (Score 1) 654

I suppose he thinks he's on par with Linus

From his blog he thinks he could have done a far better job on the kernel than Linus, so that gives the impression that he thinks he is well beyond Linus. Maybe it will drive him to actually live up to his impression of himself after a few years so we should just put it down as annoying instead of a problem since it's still possible to use *nix without using his project.

Comment He has a track record of such things (Score 1) 654

He's got a bit of a track record of half-finished shit rushed to release that is a pain in the arse to deal with for at least a couple of years after it was supposed to be done.
For some reason his stuff finally works a couple of years after he's moved on from it to the next big thing - I'm not sure if he's moved into bugfix instead of rapid change mode on his old projects or if somebody else is cleaning up his mess.
Even after years of fixes NetworkManager and PulseAudio do not come up to the standard of the software that they replaced and 99% of the time when they fuck up there are not even any log messages to help you with it.
So there you go, some insight into why there are so many negative posts. It's not just "perhaps he's just smarter than you, and it's you who don't get it" - even if he is smarter that's not related to why he has annoyed a few people here.

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