>>>> "DO" == Darryl Okahata
DO> Mike Scheidler <c23mts(a)eng.delcoelect.com> wrote:
> You can't dispute raw numbers, but I don't think this is
> accurate usage indicator. I'd venture that most of the
> non-Linux binary kit downloads are used by more than one person
> (does an average of 10 sound reasonable?), while most Linux
> downloads are single-user.
This talk of only supporting linux disturbs me deeply. I cannot possibly
believe that anyone is seriously considering this?
I use linux on my laptop and I use solaris everywhere else. I like
linux, I like what it's done for the Unix community in general. What
I _don't_ like about linux is when I see all these pieces of software
come out that are written specifically for it without even a nod
towards portability. I get _really_ annoyed when I see that someone
has written a really nifty utility or tool or front-end or whatever
and it's riddled through with linux-isms which end up making it
difficult (if not downright impossible) to port to any other unix. A
perfect example for this is some of the graphical front-ends to cdrom
burning software. I end up using the command-line tools because the
GUI front-ends _to_ the command line tools were written in such a way
as to make it impossible to compile on any other platform without a
complete rewrite. It's ironic that the underlying tools that these
rely on are well-written cross-platform apps while the stupid FRONT
END tools which do nothing but feed the cross-platform CLI's are not.
Linux-centrism is JUST as bad as microsoft-centrism or
solaris-centrism or anything-else-centrism.
-- Gary F.
(who cannot even begin to communicate the frustration of trying to
compile the latest enlightenment snapshots on solaris, for example).
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is
time to pause and reflect." -- Mark Twain