[linux-elitists] Are we Dead Yet? (or "For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!)
Tue Jan 25 23:59:58 PST 2005
Quoting Nathaniel Smith (email@example.com):
> I don't quite follow how this is relevant.
OK, I believe you.
Before I spend time additional reviewing, yet again, the timeline and
the distinction between a distribution that's long ago been EOLed and
one that is currently maintained, perhaps you wouldn't mind clarifying
which part of that you didn't quite get -- or alternatively that you're
just being argumentative. (Either one's fine. I just ask in the name
> But surely this is a reasonable way to simulate what
> happens to those machines that _were_ installed and then left
> unmaintained, which is an interesting thing to know?
Oh, wait! Was that supposed to be a rhetorical question? I'm a bit
slow at these things.
> Sure, it means you can't claim that the results are representative of
> people installing the latest distros (and if the report does claim
> that, then naughty reporter).
Oh, you mean this is one of those "Let's see what happens when I
deliberately go out of my way to install extremely antique, unmaintained
software _and_ deliberately disable the system IP-filtering" articles?
Damned shame it doesn't say that up front. Which you may recall was my
> I haven't actually read the report in question.)
Yes, I'm sure.
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