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

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Jul 25 07:28:27 EDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-07-25 at 13:18 +0200, Oliver Kraitschy wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 11:20:57AM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > Is there the need to talk about Windows? XP is stable, just most XP
> > users are unexperienced, so they break their XPs, but for such computer
> > users a Linux won't work, since it needs too much tweaking to get a
> > Linux run, hence a borked XP anyway is better than a Linux that
> > completely doesn't work. However, XP will be dropped soon. Or is it
> > already dropped by Microsoft? Btw. 98SE already is stable. Newer Windows
> > might be unstable, I dunno. For me it's important that Microsoft and
> > Apple are unethical companies. Unfortunately XP doesn't run that good on
> > VBox and I'm not willing to install it directly to my computer again.
> > But we should keep in mind, that some software only is available for
> > Microsoft and Apple. And how many users are willing to stand the
> > roughness and all the rules of Linux communities? There are also such
> > forums for Windows, but you also will find many forums where old women
> > are allowed to ask the same stupid questions again and again and even
> > top posting and HTML for emails are allowed.
> > Registry indeed is a PITA, however, on Linux we've got pulseaudio, KDE4
> > GNOME3. Who cares? Comparing OS is useless. Splitting /etc/rc.conf has
> > less to do with something Windows-like.
> Hello Ralf,
> sorry, i just wanted to correct some statements which are simply not correct and just OS bashing.
> Greetings,
> Oliver

I understand Heiko and I understand you. Comparing OS as examples, to
what could happen, sometimes could be helpful. Correcting mistakes then
also could be useful.

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