Hoax creator explains why here.
I was always wondering what's the point of icons on desktop. The idea is really silly - most of the time desktop is covered with opened windows so you cannot access the icons without closing or minimizing windows. Good to see KDE 4 got rid of them
Same story here. We run puppet with more then 400 servers and it is pain to get it working. There are many issues which show up here and there: memory leaks in both client and server (aka puppetmaster), periodic lock ups and even file corruption. Besides it is quite slow. I'd migrate us to something better but not sure what to switch to. Besides we've invested into puppet based infrastructure too much by now to make the switch easy. One problem with puppet is that it looks very nice at first when you have small infrastructure with small number of servers and simple manifests. As your infrastructure grows you hit all scalability issues with puppet but by this time switching from it is hard.
For anyone interested into how to get puppet work for any real work load this is what we do:
God help those who do not help themselves. -- Wilson Mizner