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Re: [SLUG] Re: slug Digest, Vol 7, Issue 50
- To: "jam@xxxxxxxxx" <jam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: slug Digest, Vol 7, Issue 50
- From: Zhasper <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 18:01:23 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 8/27/06, jam@xxxxxxxxx <jam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
OK step 1 I'm not running a home desktop no frills machine. Here are some
See, that's your mistake right there.
All the examples can be achieved other ways. Runlevels just make it really
simple and easy. Sure you can put runlevels back.
I'm seriously looking at running the POS stuff on ubuntu. I'd need to do quite
a lot of work to make it suitable. Apply to 1000s systems and that's a lot of
That's just a longer way of stating the same mistake.
I love ubuntu as a great no frills desktop. It installs, it works, it does most of the things I need with little configuration.
You're not running a no-frills desktop though; you're other running a small household server (the mythtv/gateway machine you mentioned) or 1000s of POS systems. Not what Ubuntu is designed for, not something it's going to be good at.
Hammers are great tools, but don't work when you need to tighten a screw. Ubuntu is a great no-frills simple desktop, but won't work when you have complex/rare needs or need to run servers.
There is nothing more worthy of contempt than a man who quotes himself - Zhasper, 2004