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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: Advice for distro without systemD

From: Larry Stotler <larrystotler@...>
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:20:05 -0400
On 10/20/19, deloptes <deloptes@...> wrote:
> This is exactly the point. I think the time has come that systemd may be
> considered working without issues. And this is exactly what I want to point
> out. When you read posts about systemd and the war from 5-6y ago it might
> be you get wrong impression. I am not advocating for systemd - in fact as
> stated before I still don't use it (in production), but plan to give it a
> try when I upgrade to buster next.

I was told to give KDE4(insert other software name) a try after it
"matured".  By that point I was tired of wasting my time trying to
make it work, especially when KDE3 worked just fine and had for the
years I had been using it.

I was around when systemD first started creeping in.  I didn't care
for it and quite frankly the costs vs benefits don't justify using it
IN MY OPINION.  Yes, I can install a distro and get it running with
it.  That's not the problem.  It's when you have a problem that
becomes the issue.  With it consuming more & more it's gotten harder
to figure out why it fails and fix it.

A lot of people act like Linus is an ass but 15 years ago when I had
an issue on my Thinkpad 600 I got emails from him trying to sort out
the issue.  He didn't send me an "WON'T FIX" because he didn't feel
like taking care of it.  Pottering on the other hand......

In order to get a lot of fixes with systemD, you have to install the
latest version.  And the latest version has more creep than the last.
It was originally touted as faster boot.  My file server gets rebooted
when there's a kernel update - rarely.  My laptop gets rebooted rarely
as well.

Linux and Open Source/Free Software is about choice.  We CHOOSE what
we want to use.  I choose to not use it.

Too many developers waste time reinventing the wheel instead of fixing
the bugs in their code and making it use less resources.  A friend
told me once that programmers take advantage of all available
resources.  Not everyone has a 32 core system with 256GB RAM.  Nor can
everyone afford that.  But it's an often forgotten fact.  In FOSS,
that's how it works and that's their choice.  So, you either deal with
it, fork it, or move on.

In another note I worked on a Win10 system recently.  Fixed the
no-boot issue but couldn't get it to take updates for a week.  It
would install the update and get to around 80 percent and then roll it
back repeatedly.  Ended up being the PCIe wireless card was the issue
& removed it.  Worked fine then.  Only reason I figured it out was
because I stumbled on a post about a similar issue.  Had to bill the
guy extra because of the time involved.  How was that fair to him?
Should I bill Micro$oft?  Asus?  There are the real work problems that
affect people.