[NEWS] 'Linux is too much like Windows'

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Sun Dec 29 20:34:05 CST 2002


> 1. Where should configuration files go?

Where the Filesystem Hierachy Standard says so.

> 2. How should installations work


> 3. Pick a standard .Deb or RPM and stick with it

But choice is good...stick something like apt on top of the bonnet.

> 4. Pick a boot sequence standard and stick with it

Like the SysVInit we have?

> 5. Documentation standards

But the Linux Documentation Project has already chosen DocBook as its
documentation standard.

> 6. Ease of use standards


Such as point and click at things? Fancy dialogs that don't have half
the options of find...

> 7. Justification for changing the command line systax of your
> applications

I dare you to change the syntax of mv to:


...don't, I warn you, give out your address.

> 8. Development roadmaps

What? Plans?

> 9. Elect a leader at large to give some direction

Yeah, right, and one everyone will look up to and agree with.

> But then he said..."Well I think it would actually be nice if the
> Linux community charged for their work, that way, the operating system
>  would  > be funded enough so I or many other people could use it.
>  Just look at OSX."

Apple funds OSX through hardware sales.

Who needs the sun when the rains are full of life,
 Who needs the sky when the ground is open wide? 
[Sanctuary, Madonna Ciccarone]

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