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Comment Re:First they ignore you (Score 1) 130

Ooooooooooooooh really? RedHat has dropped million and millions of dollars acquiring software and then they open source it. Seems like they are staying *very* true to their roots.

According to wikipedia, Arch Linux, CoreOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mageia, openSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu all have systemd. Most of those are very recognizable names. So why just pick on RedHat?

Comment Re:The Commit Message (Score 1) 572

I don't think it is doing a kill -9. I suspect it has more to do with making sure it tracks parent/orphan processes correctly by taking advantage of cgroups. So far I haven't had corruption issues. If I had, then I'd blame systemd and it using something like a kill -9 when it wasn't required. But nope, nothing of the sort. It just works. If they made a change by back-peddling, it hasn't impacted me one way or the other.

Lol about RedHat being compared to Windows! You're crazy! I take advantage of the same things with debian and systemd. I don't run into the orphan issue because I'm not running custom noob code at home on my debian boxes.

Comment Re:The Commit Message (Score 1, Interesting) 572

Unmaintainable? Really? That is a bit over the top.

So far, systemd has made my life easier. The company I work for has written custom daemons. I'm expected to get the software deployed into AWS. It is very easy to whip up a systemd script to manage the software no matter what quirks the software has about running as a daemon. I have also noticed that systemd does a much better job making sure daemons get shutdown. Java programs seemed to be the worst when it came to shutting them down. Systemd gets the job done. Some programs are not the best written daemons, but systemd seems to wrangle them in.

I keep seeing message about systemd causes strange crashes. So far I haven't experienced this. I've been upgrading a personal desktop system since Fedora Core 9. There was a difficult upgrade around Fedora 15 or so (first systemd). But I was able to get the system back into shape.

So why do some people have so many problems with systemd? I dunno. Maybe I just have a ton of experience with RedHat. I started with RedHat 3.0.3. Before that I ran Slackware. That, and maybe I just like to learn. I'm not put off by a glitch here and there. I want to learn why and how something broke. But, again, systemd hasn't broke on me.

Comment Only utility companies (PUC's) can meter (Score 2) 554

Recently I was talking to an electrician that was upgrading the charging ports at a parking structure. He was telling me that only government recognized utilities can meter the electricity (PUC's). Parking garages are getting around the issue by charging a higher flat rate for parking in a spot with a charging station. They also have NFC cards to turn on the charging stations for people that are paying extra for the spot. The thing is, in a commercial building, the employer is usually paying for the spot. This creates a bit of an issue because it incentives people to charge their cars only at work when the grid is in high demand instead of at home when the demand is lower at night. The told me there is a company called Freedom (you'll have to look it up). That is making grid aware charging stations that will turn off the stations during high demand grid. That is when the fun really begins! The charging stations will turn off the power automatically and people can't override it by grabbing the wire in the next space over.

Comment Re:Toilet paper and timber? (Score 2) 269

With paper, the tree is crushed. Why would you need a large straight tree for that? Economics re-enforces this. You're not going to pay extra for a large tree just to crush it

What? Have you even been to an active paper company forest?

Yup! My cousins used to cut trees for the paper mills.

Comment Re:Toilet paper and timber? (Score 4, Interesting) 269

It wouldn't make any sense to take a nice large, straight tree and turn it into paper of any sort. If you need a roof or wall, you have to start with a large straight tree. With paper, the tree is crushed. Why would you need a large straight tree for that? Economics re-enforces this. You're not going to pay extra for a large tree just to crush it

It amazes me that people think they are saving a tree when they don't use paper. I highly doubt they have even seen what kind of trees paper is made from. When I explain this, people usually tell me, "That makes sense." Of course it does!

This reminds me of the Mike Rowe's TED talk about how a lot of people talk about things they think they know. Until a person actually tries sheep farming, they really don't know a thing. I ask my dad (grew up on a farm) about the subject Mike Rowe covered in his talk, and sure enough, he knew about it.

Also of note, the abstract mentions that the number of trees has been too low in previous estimates. I wonder how this new estimate will change climate/CO2 modeling:

"This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate."

Comment Re:Goodbye Redhat, keep making the same mistake.. (Score 1) 167

What Microsoft turned WBEM into is a monstrosity. WBEM was just supposed to be an enhancement of SNMP. Instead of key/value type system, it allows real parameters to be sent to the remote system. But then, Microsoft. And now Microsoft is abusing it even more with DSC! WBEM was never intended to do some link DSC. What RedHat is doing with WBEM is exactly what it is supposed to be used for.

Comment Re:Ubuntu was great on the desktop (Score 2) 167

RHEL has a solution for this now. It is called Software Collections and the Developer Toolset. A developer can use latest Python, but the base system still uses the "stable" packages. All of this is still packaged as rpms, so the same management tools still apply. Note that the support cycle is much shorter for packages in the Software collections, but it is easy enough to take upstream and use the .spec file to roll your own.

Comment Re:Goodbye Redhat, keep making the same mistake.. (Score 1) 167

Which projects are 'not invented here' by RedHat? I suppose you could argue that buying iPlanet/Sun LDAP server is a rejection of OpenLDAP, but at the same time, they were trying to build something much more comprehensive. The fruits of that purchase is FreeIPA. FreeIPA is awesome.

They are also trying to introduce a proper management layer using WBEM. But it doesn't stop at just installing an OSS WBEM server. They are building out an entire management interface which in turn requires them to write more providers. Not invented here? There isn't really anything out there, so they are making it themselves. All opensource.

So beyond RedHat contributing to a ton of existing projects, they are building things (hard things), not only to make a better distro, but things that help the entire Linux universe. But hey, Ubuntu is making Mir. So there is that.

Comment Re:Goodbye Redhat, keep making the same mistake.. (Score 1) 167

Is Gnome 3 that controversial anymore? I thought Unity surpassed it in controversy.

I've been running RedHat/Fedora since 4.0.4, so as far as I can tell, RedHat has never left my desktop. One box has been updated for each release since RedHat 9. That included switching to x86_64 when I replaced the motherboard, but kept the HDD.

Comment Re:What makes Ubuntu Server unsuitable? (Score 5, Informative) 167

RHEL has good 3rd party support for when you need it. RedHat also spends a lot of work and money on compliance testing (e.g. Common Criteria and SCAP). This helps out with HIPAA and PCI regulation. It helps fill out that little check box so we all can get back to worrying about real security. I personally use RedHat's IdM (which is really FreeIPA). FreeIPA is awesome.

I've got a bad feeling about this.