Because we never had people trying to wipe us out before Muslims came along...
Always excuses for Powershell's insane verbiage.
What exactly is ambiguous about "mv", "rm" and the like?
Microsoft cared so little about scripting that they left everyone for fifteen years with CMD.EXE and VBScript. I made them work, of course, because what choice did I have. Throw in some third party tools, and you had a solution, though an often very klunky kludgy one. But yes, in general, the notion was that you would just go into Administrative Tools and everything you needed was there... but everything never was there. Frankly, I don't even think GPOs became relatively complete until Server 2008.
The problem here is that the word "troll" has subtly shifted in meaning. When I was first on the Internet in the early 1990s, it was basically online assholes who would make rude comments, try to start flamewars and the like. I don't remember anyone who actually made threats against other people being referred to as "trolls". Back then being abusive like that could get you kicked off of mailing lists, sent you into-moderation hell on moderated newsgroups, and possibly even having your newsfeed terminated by your provider.
This new definition of "troll" is very recent; Twitter-age nomenclature.
I don't know if it ever went as far as trying to get rid of sysadmins (Redmond has made no lack of money off of MCSEs and the like over the years), but they certain encouraged an attitude that command prompts, scripting and of the more "traditional" methods of system administration had been rendered obsolete; or rather, would be with "the next version". I have been subjected to numerous issues over the years that required me manually altering the registry, registering/re-registering/de-registering COM DLLs, screwing around in the bowels of IIS, Exchange, SQL Server, and yes, in many cases, invoking the dreaded command line. It was always alright because "In the next version, this functionality will be added!"
And now, as of 2014, Microsoft has pretty much flipped everything on its head. The GUI admin tools are all but deprecated, viewed as the lesser way to administer a Windows server, and PowerShell is proper and appropriate way.
The worst part about all of this is neither Microsoft or its legion of faithful sysadmins see any irony in this. Unix, in their view, is still some antiquated operating system with dated methodologies and philosophies (despite having commands like Move-Item to *nix's mv).
Days after another Islamic radical mowed down two Canadian soldiers.
It's not time to panic, to be sure. It's time to deal with radical Islamist extremists.
Blackberry is dead anyways. One way or the other it's going to be cannablised. Move to a platform with a future.
You can encrypt text files as well.
And how exactly would a binary log be any more secure even in that regard? You can have binary streams in stdio as well.
Binary logs are anti-*nix. Rebut that.
Getting to the point. A couple of KVM hosts may have to stay Debian for a while, but my other servers will be migrated very soon unless Debian removes systemd dependencies.
What if I want a straight text log file that requires no other tools? Why would anyone even have a binary log on a *nix system?
If you want binary log files that require tools to dump them to text, use Windows.
Binary logs are also far more secure, but I guess that doesn't matter to you.
That has to be most bizarre justification I've yet read. How exactly is a binary log more secure?
*nix systems have had permissions systems for the better part of half a century. If you don't want someone looking at a file, don't give them permissions, but if they do have permissions, the mere fact that a file is binary isn't an obstacle save to the technically illiterate (who wouldn't likely be looking at a log file anyways).
I think balkanization is the way it's going to go. It may suck in some respects, but if I end up paying $30 or $40 a month, but it's made up of programs I actually have to watch, as opposed to flipping through dozens of channels filled with duplication or crap I have no interest in, for double that price, then i'll be happy.
And frankly, the studios should start getting worried. With Netflix producing and buying original programming, with HBO bringing its own suite to streaming, you can be sure players like AMC will be close behind. The traditional production and distribution model is beginning to break down. It may take a few more years, but you will, in a decade, have companies like Netflix and HBO as online behemoths, and the studios will find themselves the poor cousins.
For me it's never really been about price. I've started using Google Play to rent movies and episodes of TV programs. I won't pay $18 for a brand new movie, so Google can get stuffed on that, but $4.99 isn't too bad.