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

Greg Folkert greg@gregfolkert.net
Fri Feb 4 15:39:16 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 23:44 +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:34:20AM -1000, Jim Thompson wrote:
> > Ya know, I just finished 'fixing' an "Unmaintained SuSe box" (notebook) 
> > for a friend (where others had failed, or hadn't had the time, or whatever).
> I've been doing lots of SLES (8 and 9, both x86 and x86_64) lately. 
> Support's good (but still SuSE support gave up on SLES8 install on an Athlon64 
> box very quickly -- it'd require rolling a custom kernel). I don't like the
> green critter at all. Neither Fedora; I wind up patching FC3 daily, literally so.
> Frequently some 10 patches daily, with schizophrenic, flaky servers (yum and
> up2date seem to frequently disagree).
> Apropos of nothing, Sarge RAID support seems to be broken, too. Some
> unfortunate interaction between udev/mdadm. Sure there's some workaround, but
> some more water on the mills of local "Linux sucks" drones. It'd require a
> real Linux expert to whoop their asses, but of course they're far too cheap
> for that.

Yeah this one you mean, under my work e-mail. Marco d'Itri made a
poignant remark in there. Donovan Baarda does, too, though at
extensively more length.

greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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