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Comment: So, then there we are. (Score 2) 462

by udippel (#49544933) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.
The world is coming down.
At least the world of Free Software that was so close to my heart for the last 15+ years.
The simplicity of U--nix has reached the EOL. So has modularity.
Welcome, to new shores, the new U--s, full of mischievous monolithic blocks that accompany us from after PID 1 to shutdown and start our daemons, log us on, guide, lead, help, protect our systems and its users throughout the lifespan of their sessions. And beyond. From cradle to the grave - from boot to halt.

This is not my world any longer.

Comment: Re:Ouhhh, that hurts! (Score 1) 64

by udippel (#49487767) Attached to: KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Brings Lot of Improvements

But that's not what I'm interested in.
Like the other, rather idiot suggestion to change the background decoration. We are not in W95 last millennium.
I have set up a panelless desktop that I use at home and at work. It is based on the netbook-plasma 'Search and Launch' activity. I couldn't care less about background image, what I want is my panelless all edge-event based desktop. What's the point then of telling me about the beauties of XFCE, Unity, or what not.
To me panels are cluttered, overloaded one-dimensional items (at least, usually they are in a single line with items popping up in the orthogonal direction). Whereas I like a clean desktop with a 2-dimensional arrangement of launchers, groups and whatnot. Popping up for me is - no, not a hidden panel - a 2-dimensional display of reduced applications. Yep, a tad like OSX, and still no panel.

Should anyone be able to point out a desktop that allows this, I'd be happy to know. Or even better: KDE just keeping what it has, and migrate it to Plasma 5 which has clear technical advantages.

Comment: Ouhhh, that hurts! (Score 3, Insightful) 64

by udippel (#49485867) Attached to: KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Brings Lot of Improvements

... and I am a KDE-person. Wow, holy sh**. I fled from Gnome to KDE some years ago, happy so far, and now it seems I have to look again; for a place to escape. A place that I can configure freely, and one that does not look like a Metro-Spin-Off. Yep, the screenshot on the ostatic-blog mentioned in the summary looks exactly - no, not the same, but like a similar mental breakdown of the people behind the design.
On KDE 'Activities' were fine, though abandonware before ever fully developed https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug..... For ages, I have been sitting on my personal configuration of the 'plasma-netbook'. With a 1920x1200 24" monitor. Meaning, *a lot* of reconfiguration. I tried Plasma 5, and - gone it was! Okay, I could stay on Plasma 4 for some more time, though the writing seems to be on the wall. Why do some people tend to think that the market leader is the market leader for their cr** desktop designs? I can promise you one thing, 'Year of Linux on the desktop' or not - none of my Windows users has ever told me how beautiful the desktop was. On the contrary, they usually preferred mine aesthetically, and theirs for the simplicity of functions.

Comment: Re:pfsense (Score 1) 403

by udippel (#48828131) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

What systemd does is give a single consistent way of configuring the system. You want security nightmare, how about the 1000's of freaking shell scripts that call each other in a giant mass of spaghetti to configure a traditional Linux system.

With this, and the rest of your post, and with all respect: Do you know what you are actually talking about; or are your arguments based on a philosophical base of hearsay?

$ ls -l /lib/systemd/system | wc -l
makes it already some fifty files.

And how does one file look like?
$ cat sudo.service
Description=Provide limited super user privileges to specific users
# \073 is ';' which needs to be part of the find parameters
ExecStart=/usr/bin/find /var/lib/sudo -exec /usr/bin/touch -d @0 '{}' \073

Oh wow! What a beauty, totally easy to understand and maintain!

How much worse is the old style:
$ cat sudo
#! /bin/sh
. /lib/lsb/init-functions
set -e
case "$1" in
                # make sure privileges don't persist across reboots
                if [ -d /var/lib/sudo ]
                                find /var/lib/sudo -exec touch -d @0 '{}' \;
                fi ;;
    stop|reload|restart|force-reload|status) ;;
                echo "Usage: $N {start|stop|restart|force-reload|status}" >&2
                exit 1 ;;
exit 0

I think I am a convert!

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