[arch-general] My end-user $0.02 on /etc/rc.conf splitting.

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Tue Jul 24 19:56:20 EDT 2012

Am Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:08:26 -0500
schrieb Leonid Isaev <lisaev at umail.iu.edu>:

> One thing I noticed is that the only people who usually bash Windows
> are those who don't develop or know very little about programming.

You really shouldn't do such assumptions. You couldn't have noticed it,
you're just assuming.

> What exactly is wrong with ini files and/or registry? Perhaps it is
> your misunderstanding...

And I assume that you never really administrated a Windoze PC. Then you
would know that particularly the registry is a PITA.

> Over time various linux projects took a lot from windows: gconf/dconf
> (~registry),

Gconf is also almost a PITA. At least it's a lot more inconvenient than
simple text files.

> KDE4 indexing services (~superfetch/desktop indexing),

This indexing is one thing which makes KDE4 so slow and unstable. KDE4
was the reason why I switched to Xfce. And, yes, I tried KDE4. But Gnome
and KDE4 are just optional, systemd is meant as the new init system.
That's a big difference.

If this all was only about an optional piece of software I wouldn't say
anything. I just wouldn't use it.


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