Re: I don't get it.
I do, what sounds better on an industry driven by buzzwords and marketing nonsense?
A) Event driven system with built-in CPAN
Event driven what?
1644 posts • joined 29 Sep 2006
I do, what sounds better on an industry driven by buzzwords and marketing nonsense?
A) Event driven system with built-in CPAN
Event driven what?
And suddenly a horde of what could be described as irrational people pops in.
No way a bot will hate something it has no clue about as much as real people.
Same experience here the last time I experienced any kind of issue with upgrades was on the transition from RHEL 6.0 to RHEL 6.1, in my case it was related to a blunder on LVM assuming certain defaults, you could work-around it easily and got fixed in 24h though.
This maybe shocking to Windows people, but usually upgrading a Linux server if you know what you are doing (this is if you're experienced) is completely painless and very, very quick.
The problems in Linux come with commercial software from 3rd parties, some which insist on using abnormally large amounts of shell scripts with lots and lots of assumptions (and no fail check whatsoever), seem to have odd libraries that have strange dependencies, and support personnel who think the Linux shell is a more complicated version of MS-DOS.
That is why some people keep running their RHEL 5.x boxes happily for years and years, it is for fear or screwing these applications.
One way in which people keep these stupid turds running is, they buy new hardware running RHEL 7.x, virtualise the old RHEL 5.x server, stick it in a VM and access it via proxy software running on the physical RHEL 7.x side.
If you think about it, is like a brute-force container. I have seen that done to work around applications that can't be upgraded and depend on old versions of OpenSSL. As the proxy is running on RHEL 7.x you offload the SSL to the RHEL 7.x side and voila, new cypher/protocol support on an old application.
Ubuntu will sort out Ryzen on the next point release of Ubuntu LTS: 16.04.3
In the mean time just grab the latest mainline from:
And sail away.
Daddy, daddy, what's this pointy sharp J shaped piece of metal with a worm in it?
That is bait my son.
Sanders rolls his eyes.
Mate go inform yourself a bit more.
Nothing stops anybody from distributing drivers that are not in the kernel.
Drivers are distributed with the kernel because they are maintained along the kernel as the internal ABI of Linux changes from kernel to kernel. (yes, done on purpose)
Also the drivers in Linux usually cover "entire device families".
BFQ IO scheduler for workstations looks very promising indeed.
>> But I sense that Corbyn's Labour party is a different animal, with a genuine commitment to social welfare and the NHS.
Corbyn is a Trotskyist, he essentially believes on a version of Marxism which believes in "permanent revolution", this is seizing power by force.
For people too lazy to fcuk read and do some research, he is totally nuts and his ideal version of society is communist Cuba/Venezuela.
I use systemd on all the servers I manage, out of choice. I refuse to set up non-systemd server-setups any more, it is just so vastly more pleasant to work with than the alternatives.
So, for me personally, when systemd came along, it solved all the problems I ever had with system initialization. What most systemd critics consider "bloat", I consider necessary complexity to solve a complex problem generically. You can say what you want about Poettering, but he actually realized what the problems with system initialization were and provided a working solution. I could go on for hours, but this should be a good summary.
A lot of the pushback against systemd - merited or not - is because a lot of people in charge of little parts of the bazaar have seen their pet projects cast aside by the major distros and taken over by the systemd devs. In a world where street cred is a big force in motivating people to contribute to open source being maintainer of 'x' where 'x' is part of each and every linux distro out there and then to see 'x' taken over by systemd in a fairly rough manner without any kind of co-operation between the old maintainers and the new kids on the block there are bound to be a lot of ruffled feathers. But that's not technology, that's just ego.
I find amusing that no one here is asking why systemd-resolved was introduced, or what problem was it intended to solve, read this post:
>> If it were a stand-alone DNS daemon then you could easily change to another one.
Dude, you can just do that, systemd-resolved is a separate module.
systemd stop systemd-resolved
systemd disable systemd-resolved
systemd mask systemd-resolved
apt install dnsmasq
I guess this is the 21st century version of the peasants with pitchforks.
The ignorance is strong yes, but el reg loves sweet sweet clickbait.
So systemd provides with an optional module systemd-resolved to do dns caching, Ubuntu uses it to replace dnsmasq, there is a bug in systemd-resolved which affects a small number of distros, notably Ubuntu 17.04 for which a patch does exist...
Oh noes, the end of the world!
Who cares? it is not as if you can use the code to improve anything or to create your own product. maybe this is useful for learning about the innards of windows? Something that has been possible for 20+ years if not more?
No one cares. oh yeah pirates and people who write malware may do.
Nothing to see here, move along.
All these corporate types who despise IT, when they realize IT will kill them.
It is too good. What a time to be alive. :'-D
I'm not going to make a lengthy post, the two or three people lurking here with some spare IQ power understand this well enough.
>> These computers will be so powerful, they could each catalogue an iTunes music folder in less than ten minutes.
Inconceivable, who would have thought this would one day be possible 15 years ago.
A bit autistic are we?
I heard your call brother, we must stop the heresy!!!!
Those who give any kind of meaning to white-space in source code other than to separate one word from another is a heretic and has to be cleansed!
Yes this goes for python too.
Cleanse the heresy:
:set tabstop=<n> (2, 4, or 8, etc.)
It has changed firefox for me, night and day difference.
You'd be surprised, the latest incarnation (stil in dev) uses GTK3 and surprisingly uses much less memory and it is noticeably faster than the GTK2 counterpart.
Also it has an enhanced compositor and proper vsync support.
As much as I despise Gnome and their API breakage policies GTK3 once it has reached maturity its proving to be decent.
Systemd makes container integration easier.
Come at me with your debuan little buggers. LOL
Dunno with LXD as I haven't tried it, but not every workflow works well with normal docker style containers.
PD: No one doing anything remotely interesting cares about Windows these days. I'm sorry but Windows is both liability and boring as hell.
Understand the "concept" that no one is using MySQL anymore?
>> I really don't know why people that don't need to run Windows, still run Windows....
Search for the word Masochism in the dictionary, I think it is what you're looking for.
MS says; "Assume the position" and the entire industry says; "yes master".
They do different things, "hostname" only reads the current hostname. "hostnamectl" is able to set the hostname, standardizing what used to be a per-distribution custom mechanism. Despite being shipped with systemd (to make sure everyone can rely on it) it doesn't actually depend on systemd and in no way goes through it.
also hostnamectl is the agreed replacement for "lsb_release -a" and provides other information (like the underlying virtualization platform) useful for orchestration all in a standardized manner.
firewall-cmd (firewalld) is more of the same, an effort to standardize configuration, however on this one I have to agree that after learning how to use IPTables directly, I do not have much use for firewall-cmd as for me it gets in the way, however:
systemctl disable firewalld
And we're done here, thank you very much ladies and gentlemen.
xorg, gtk, qt, libc, these are all choke points...
OMG the kernel is a choke point!!!
Some of us; believe it or not:
1) Do not have any problem with systemd.
2) Have actual problems that sysv can't deal with effectively.
3) Like systemd.
4) Understand systemd.
5) Have had bugs fixed by the systemd developers after politely reporting them.
6) Are extremely happy with systemd.
7) Think systemd is a massive improvement over sysv which is/was great on its day but falls waaay short in the current year.
I'm sick of the systemd crap people post online, out of 1000's of posts I have seen maybe 1 or 2 issues that were genuine issues with systemd, the rest was people who do not know/are not familiar with systemd and just complain when they do not know what to do when their sysv hacks don't work on systemd.
For all the hacks out there who hate systemd, create a unit, and run your fucking script from there:
Description=Set the RADEON R290 to low energy profile
systemctl enable lowgpu.service
Oh my god, it is so complicated, all that to get a little script to start at boot with complete control of when and how!
HERESY!!!! I want muh "rc.local" and my sysv scripts (never mind that systemd supports rc.local and sysv cripts just fine)
Kindly pets penguin in the head.
Goyim I can't even...
"Which begs the question as to the real purpose of such legislation."
Think about this:
Who is the surveillance supposed to cover in the UK, why is this even remotely necessary? Is it because of the naughty UK natives?, if not who?
The national socialists?
The members of the Red Brigades?
Members of the IRA?
Members of ETA?
The Khmer Rouge?
The members of GRAPO?
I wonder who could be so problematic as to grant the government the power to spy over everybody.
The funny bit is that these who the legislation try to address were brought in by a political decision which could be easily reversed if the politicians had any honesty.
But instead you and me have to now see our freedom eroded.
This will be used to spy on political adversaries, and anyone critical of (((the system)))
This is a massive slippery slope.
(((Only one answer)))
Sorry to be pedantic.
There is only one "Linux", the kernel, what you complain about is that there are too many Linux distributions.
Advise to newcomers overwhelmed by the sheer variety.
There are three main families you care about as a beginner:
My advice is to stick to Ubuntu or CentOS until you're familiar with how they work, once you understand the basics you can move easily from distro to distro.
My personal recomendation is to use Ubuntu MATE as your fist Linux, specially if you mistakenly think that Linux has to be Windows-like.
I won't lie, it takes effort, but trust me there is no looking back.
I'm scared when they begin airing what they have on Linux.
These two things end the problem, choose weasely:
Either companies fire all men and hire only women. (If women earn less they are cheaper employees and thus more profit)
Or by governmental mandate we make every single woman earn 10% more than a man, thus ending the mythical pay gap forever.
Choose the form of the destructor.
And please leave us alone, we're tired of PC bullshit.
"""You also get what you pay for...""
You're implying open-source is free as in free beer, this is not the case, not by a long shot, maybe for a ma&pa shop if they have someone competent, certainly not for most medum/large business.
Difference is open-source will not trip you, you can use it whatever way you see fit and doesn't impose stupid limits like what can you, or can't virtualize.
>> git is a PITA
If each movie created 15.000 jobs we'll all be working for the entertainment industry.
Besides, I trust nothing that (((Hollywood))) says related to cost, profits or salaries.
Hmm some day maybe there will be anything worth to watch.
For the last 2 years I have been just watching the occasional fail-army youtube video, reading books and playing video-games.
Piss off entertainment industry, you produce 99.99999% boring PC garbage.
This is because they need to "get into it" first.
Not as trivial as with another OS that can't be audited.
Not saying Linux is perfect or unhackable but it is a tad more difficult to get into Linux servers if they are configured correctly.
The more savvy and seasoned the user, the hardest to hack.
But all of this is moot if the state is after you.
They will apprehend you at your door, bash the hell out of you, get your keys and passwords and simply plant whatever evidence they want on your computer.
And you my dear friends will never know and will hate me once the press writes the corresponding kill piece and the BBC declares me enemy of the people.
Google created their own implementation of Java not by copying the source but by re-implementing an open standard.
Oracle is suing Google claiming that if you implement a standard they own, you own them the moneyz because they are Oracle and Larry Ellison's yacht's deck is dirty and needs a new yacht.
>> That's really daft, when they could have used the shitty, unmaintainable and insecure real OpenSSH for free.
Dude WTF?, explain yourself or piss off.
>>> What’s the point of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)?
Embrace, extend, extinguish.
"""The difference Google demonstrated was the background colour, so basically turning #FFFFFF into #FF0000"""
They achieved this by including a binary chunk on the PDF, you make it sound as if the only change is FFFF to 0000, the document payload was altered significantly.
If you run a diff of both documents the differences will be massive on the binary chunk.
>>> Giving up Epoc for Windows CE was definitely the beginning of the end of Psion.
Giving in to Microsoft is the sure way to start the end of almost any company.
>>> Fails on at least three core criteria.
You do realise this is not an iFail do you?
"""Except.... that if you pay for large scale enterprise support it costs nigh on as much as an MSSQL licence for the same feature set. Just like if you pay for Red Hat Enterprise it costs about as much as Windows Server."""
Except that I can affirm that RHEL support works quite well, while I can't say the same of MS' support.
""None of use should be dependent upon a single language.""
'None of use should be dependent upon a single language FROM MICROSOFT TO BE USED ONLY ON WINDOWS'
There fixed it for you.
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