(Now Ford is just trying to take up more space with small messages...)
Aug 12 2010 11:42am from Ford II @uncnsrd
Does ext4 take up more space for small files as a result of no 64 bit limit?
Aug 12 2010 11:56am from Ford II
I couldn't resist, I added a comment to that bug, then I saw how many people
got mailed because of it.
I think I probably just started a flamewar.
Linus Torvalds should start mocking Richard Stallman by running around to local zoos and demanding that all of the gnus must be referred to as gnu/linuxes.
I have many times played the role of user in this scenario. And I find it frustrating, but what's amazing is how perfectly accurate the description is.
At least from the frustrated user point of view.
svn, cups I could rattle off a whole bunch.
Sure it's free and I have no right to complain, but it certainly isn't helping linux's case if they really want to dominate.
But there will be an endless supply of newbies to take up the flag not having been the user yet and bestowing more new unneccesary shit upon he linux using masses...
apparently lawyers aren't all bad, but the few make the rest look bad.
Word on the street is that VMware is acquiring Novell's Linux business. The legacy Netware stuff is being sold off to Attachmate (that makes sense -- Attachmate is in the legacy business).
Two of VMware's major competitors (Microsoft and Red Hat) each have an operating system, so perhaps they believe it makes sense for them to have an operating system too?
I'm interested in knowing whether it will be VMware or Attachmate that receives the Unix copyrights. I've been worried about that, because one of the outcomes of the SCO debacle has been that it's absolutely clear that Novell owns the Unix copyrights. If those copyrights fall into the hands of the wrong people (read: any Microsoft puppet) there could be another, more difficult, string of lawsuits.
I totally love VMware but I really have no use for SuSE.
If they're still anything like they were when I worked there, they haven't made up their mind what they want to do yet.
To the people they acquire, they will say things like how their core business is only going to survive for so-many more years, and how their acquisition of you is supposed to help move them into another kind of market while the old one dies off, etc, and so on. But they won't put much into whatever they get... it'll have to prove itself.
Which is kind of stupid. If whatever they acquired could prove itself on its own merits, without some kind of assistance, they wouldn't have been able to acquire it in the first place.
Should they get a hold of that operating system, I think it's as good as dead.
I haven't had to worry about supporting ITX since leaving the WinINSTALL project (3 or 4 years ago). And, honestly, I don't think WinINSTALL was terribly worried about supporting it anymore, either.
ITX == IPX if you just push on the top of the T a little and bend it, while holding the vertical line in place.