[linux-elitists] How about a fork of Jessie without systemd?

Bob Bernstein 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 
this weekend:

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"ifconfig is obsolete."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 

Thanks all!

Bob Bernstein

"No matter how big the problem is, you can always run away from it."

                                                Dom Irrera

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