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

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sat Aug 1 23:14:18 PDT 2015


On Sun, Aug 02, 2015 at 01:15:56AM -0400, Bob Bernstein wrote:
> 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 "ifconfig is obsolete."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 
> clock).
> 
> Thanks all!
> 
> 

Nothing is obsolete if it is useful and there is nothing useful about
changing how a system works...just to say, oh it is changed and it must
be better if it is new.  Putting experienced users through the torture
of having to relearn everything is just stupid.

try manjaro's openrc port

> -- 
> Bob Bernstein
> 
> "No matter how big the problem is, you can always run away from it."
> 
>                                                 Dom Irrera
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