[linux-elitists] How about a fork of Jessie without systemd?
rs at bernstein.providence.ri.us
Sat Aug 1 22:15:56 PDT 2015
On Sat, Aug 01, 2015 at 12:53:38PM +0000, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> These days, the elitist's Linux is *BSD.
Here is the lamest (most lame?) story any one of you will hear um
I have been a devout fan of bsd's for years, and settled down some
time ago to tithe, as it were, at NetBSD. A few months back I ran
out of the old i686ish boxes I used as bsd playgrounds, so I gave
Staples $100 for a refurb HP. It worked fine but would not boot a
bsd kernel, period. I tried Net-, Open-, and FreeBSD. I lerned this
perversion is a wrinkle in the HP bios, and yes, it can be
circumvented, some say, with a fair amount of tricky business but I
am not up to that sort of thing anymore. Since the gods still love
a good joke the HP refurb booted and installed Debian like old
friends meeting in front of their once-favorite bar.
Now I sit here next to a Jessie machine that runs like a clock but I
have to say the thrill is gone. I don't know how to do anything on
this machine the "right way." On debian-user I learn things such as
"ifconfig is obsolete." So is ntpdate-debian, according to that
venue. They both appear to my untutored eye to work just fine. (Do
you think I should tell them that over there on debian-user?)
So at my earliest convenience I will have the new NetBSD-7.0 running
here on something besides the VMplayer on my old $300 Walmart
eMachine screamer running Windows 7 (which also has run like a
"No matter how big the problem is, you can always run away from it."
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