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Comment: Re:That clinches it. (Score 1) 393

by ravenlord_hun (#49072503) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?
I have installed openSUSE onto my laptop. Then I removed my secondary HDD, and voila, fstab thusly broke. Which made systemd throw a fit, constantly forcing an emergency mode - which was, in turn, bugged (systemd launches two shells on the same terminal, so everything becomes garbled). I was left with no option but to boot from a fricking rescue DVD.

At that point, I have deduced that the logical conclusion was popping my Win7 DVD back in.

Interestingly enough, server-grade Linux OSes we use (SLES, SUSE) don't seem to exhibit this behaviour. Still, that matters little for when I can't use them.

Comment: Re:and when BSD moves to systemd... (Score 1) 403

by ravenlord_hun (#48825123) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?
I dunno, I found debugging kinda difficult when the default shipping systemd utterly breaks emergency mode (launching 2 shells that are competing for input/output).

I've also seen a test server lose the binary logs COMPLETELY when the power was cut. We had to read the good 'ol /var/log/messages, but that's clearly not the systemd way, is it now?

Comment: Re:and when BSD moves to systemd... (Score 1) 403

by ravenlord_hun (#48825073) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?
A truly unexpected shutdown (kernel panic or hardware fault) can leave systemd log files so corrupt you can't grab anything meaningful from them.

As for text files, they are obviously just backwards-compatibility junks left in so the old crowd doesn't get too noisy. I mean, binary format is the future and should be embraced any any non-reactionary admin, amirite?

Comment: Re:Wow, so much bitter negativity for no good reas (Score 1) 67

Personally, I'm not THAT thrilled; I'm more interested in AR than VR. As for the imporvement: it would've happened, sooner or later. Technology marches on, etc, etc.

Oh, and I loathe facebook. DK lost any appeal to me when they sold out.

Comment: Re:Australis killed Firefox (Score 1) 194

by ravenlord_hun (#47523467) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

the stink over Australis became a fervor almost a year ago in most circles

That. And people also moaned about the chrome-ness and especially the lack of add-on bar since I can recall. What did that feedback accomplish? Exactly nothing. Australis got pushed through anyway, because UI uniformity with the 5" smartphones is the highest priority for a desktop browser everyone uses on 24" displays.

So what should have the users done? Everyone forks Firefox and makes their own variant without the stupid changes?

Comment: Re:Is anyone left to care? (Score 1) 194

by ravenlord_hun (#47523389) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264
Entitlement, what? If they were doing out of altruism - THEN I could understand your point. That is not the case, however. Mozilla employees are paid (largely by Google, iirc) and it's literally just another job. It only stands to reason that if they are not doing a good job, they get criticized. I doubt they care too much anyway. It's not like they get fired over something as trivial as user feedback... unlike some of us.

And seriously, if pointing out flaws in a new design is "ruining the effort" then simply plug your ears and go back to your la-la land where everything is always peachy and your moz-dev gods are infallible.

Comment: Re:Latest version (Score 1) 194

by ravenlord_hun (#47518661) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264
Downgrading is a seriously bad idea - security patches are a must for browsers. ESR can save you for a while, but it's really just a time-delaying tactic. The v24 ESR for Firefox runs out of support just now, meaning even ESR users will get to "enjoy" Australis soon enough. As for the shelf life of the addon, that's really dependant on what the FF devs do; they are free to do changes that borks the mod. If they do something that makes the mod unable to recreate the addon bar, then there it is! No more addon bar for you. And THAT is what worries me, not the mod-dev calling it quits.

But whatever floats your boat! Me, I'd prefer a browser that doesn't need patching just because some manager decided to (intentionally) gimp it. So for now, Pale Moon it is... will see what the future brings.

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