[linux-elitists] Are we Dead Yet? (or "For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!)

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Fri Feb 4 12:19:39 PST 2005

Quoting Aaron Burt (aaron@bavariati.org):

> Why, yes.  A Friend Of Mine is working for a small company that's
> developing a Linux-based appliance running on a slightly-disguised PC.
> An engineer was picked more-or-less at random to put together the base
> system, so he installed a standard desktop distro and then randomly
> disabled features and installed tarballs ("packages?  what're those?")
> until it more-or-less worked.  Needless to say, the firewall was one
> of the first features to go, and automated updates are out of the
> question.

Which shows that there's still some market for cheap throwaway sh__ that
breaks.  PNG at 11.

You think that generalises to embedded systems generally?  Doubt it.

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