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Comment Re:Libraries do: librarians *don't* (Score 1) 193

I could replace half the circulation of the library they're failing to perform usable work at with a couple of low powered, robust systems with access to JSTOR and good network connection, and cut their annual costs by at least one full-time salary

And how, pray tell, will the patrons check out those robust systems and that good network connection and take them home? You seem to lack a fundamental understanding of what makes a library different from, say, Wikipedia.

Comment Re:One can hope (Score 5, Insightful) 118

More importantly to me, I've used the old pile of shit for 20 years. I know how it works, I know its quirks and shortcomings, and I'm comfortable with all of that.

I have no particular aversion to trying new things. I ran ntpd for years, now I use chrony. I ran exim for years, now I use postfix. I ran apache for years, now I use both apache and nginx. I ran cvs for years, then svn for years, and am now aboard the git train. I was able to gradually step through all of those changes and take time to learn them properly. And when something went wrong along the way, the problem was isolated and I could troubleshoot it in isolation.

systemd on the other hand wants to implant itself underneath every aspect of the OS like a kludgey layer of Elmer's paste, where even such basic functionality as DNS resolution wants to worm its way through an unnecessary and complex intermediary service. Not to mention that when systemd goes tits up, it has a tendency to take the entire machine with it.

No thanks.

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