[Lvlug] Laptop Linux?
fingolfin at thelinuxlink.net
Tue Jul 26 13:13:20 EDT 2005
On Tue, 26 Jul 2005 jhigdon at linuxfools.org wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 11:43:14AM -0400, Hanuman wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005, Brian Martin wrote:
>>> Odd, I thought he was asking for experience, not soliciting personal
>>> opinion on other's experiences. My mistake. Your expertise on my
>>> experiences has been duly filed to /dev/null.
>> I don't know anything about your experiences, nor would I claim to.
>> The point is: it is almost inconceivable a Slackware fanatic is going to
>> switch to a slow, bloated RPM distro. That's pretty straightforward.
> You're making assumptions. Very poor ones. I also don't understand
> your bloated RPM distro comments...bloated how? I am curious since
> very high performance, high load systems use these distro's without
> problems (kernel.org for instance). Should the bloated comments be
> directed towards Brians /dev/null too? Or is it the cool thing to
> go around talking about what you know very little about.
Bloated, as in bloated on an average desktop system. Relatively bloated,
compared to something faster like Vector or Slackware. So kernel.org
runs on an RPM distro? That's nice, but you're talking about a
high-powered server that sits in an air-conditioned, Halon-protected
room all day. Try getting it to not run like a slug on a plain-jane
And if you don't know what I'm talking about, compare the output of
'free' before and after loading the Red Hat package management frontend.
It's disgustingly bloated. Installing Vector and FreeBSD takes ~ 1/2
hour. Red Hat? Ugh...that crap takes forever.
> You don't see a point in his attempt to belittle..Yet you try and
> do the same thing in return. Now for my turn. What does "developer"
> mean, do you actually help design and develop core infrastructure
> or are you some toon who comments on the forums, makes some packages
> and calls yourself a developer?
I don't know. Why don't you ask the core developer of Vector?
Mighty impressive posts and bug reports. Would you like any considertion
as a developer for VL we could use your talents,as our motto says the
choice is yours.
Only requirements be happy and besure you want to do this because I can
become a real pain as I aim for perfection from my people. I like your
style and dedication to a subject...........let me know if your
I guess it's not just /me/ calling myself a developer. P.S. I will have
rights to FTP on ibiblio soon.
> If thats the case, I'm developer
> for about 80 billion distro's. (we all know there are almost that
> many out there ;) So sit there with the dumb ass grin, the truth
I agree wholeheartedly. It's not some random bloke on a mailing list
whose opinion matters; it's the opinions of colleges, employers, and
developers that really matter.
For instance: if the CEO of Penn State personally wants me to go there,
that is an opinion which matters. If someone on a mailing list makes fun
of me, then it doesn't really matter that much. Not much worse than
being called a 'fag' by a high school jock who would be delivering my
pizza after graduation if I actually were going to stay here.
They don't talk like that and you should know better.
It's a burden to them
But not to I and you
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