well, vendor locck in...
there was a time when
'ldd /usr/bin/xxx' just gave you some verry few lines. This time is gone now, and because of that, you've got dependencies.
and since the most *BSD commandline counterparts to the gnu utils didn't even try to catch up in features, I just don't want a non-GNU userland anyways.
So, I can also use linux. The only good reason to run SPARC architecture is to check the portability of ones software.
(btw, you can have sun CC on linux too nowadays)
Big piles of dependencies are a problem, though. That's mainly a function of laziness, I think. It's too easy to pull in this or that library and suddenly you've got 100 megs of crap just to run Hello World (or 1.5 GB of crap to run Hello World for Windows).
Do Apr 07 2011 12:55:12 EDT von Spell Binder @ UncensoredDon't quote me, but I think Micrsoft might have actually gotten it down to 1.4 GB for "Hello World" with Windows 7. :P
lipstick on the vista-pig?
(I think you had it right the first time... a snapshot of windows = snapshit)
I have an older Sun Fire 280R which is actually quite a nice machine. Dual 1.8GHz UltraSparc IIIcu processors, 8 GB of RAM. Dual 74.6 GB 10k RPM Fibre Channel drives. I hardly ever use it though. My desktop has enough power to spare for VMs and it's already enough of a space heater already without adding a rackmount server to the fire. I don't know what your V100 is like, but this sucker cranks out BTUs of heat and sounds like a small jet plane taking off.
Yes, this is what happens when you try to run Hello World on Windows 7:
Oh, yeah, I remember that part of the Windows 7 install.
to port NetHack or something to a new UNIX variant and go. Guess
things got a bit more complicate and vendor-locked-in (Linus is the
vendor now a days...)
Maybe a better way of looking at it is that linux is intolerably complex and you need a team of people to make it at all usable. Thus the "distro" was born.
They're like the middlemen sales people that you have to go through to buy a car or a house because you can't buy a car directly from toyota or buy a house just from gasp, the owner.
I bought my current house directly from the previous owner. No real-estate agents involved.
Actaully there are places.... I have a friend who bought a place in the desert in new mexico on a handshake. Not only were there no real estate agents, there were no LAWYERS.
Di Apr 26 2011 22:09:07 CESTvon Ford II @ UncensoredThey're like the middlemen sales people that you have to go through to buy a car or a house because you can't buy a car directly from toyota or buy a house just from gasp, the owner.
Linus was never in the business of delivering a finished end-user operating system. He wrote a kernel and distributed it with instructions on how to combine it with other existing components to build a complete system. The idea of a 'Linux distribution' is as natural as any commercial platform being integrated and packaged before shipping to the general public.
And how lucky we are that in the open source world, you can get Linux as a kit car (Gentoo), an enterprise workhorse (Red Hat), or a friendly end-user package (Ubuntu).
The intellectual trap which too many people fall into is that they think of the open source community as a single organization that they believe ought to have a unified agenda in order to compete with Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle. That's not the case at all. If you insist on looking at it that way, you must also look at the closed source community as a single organization which is in complete disarray because it has multiple operating systems that are completely incompatible with each other, some of which actually require specialized hardware in order to run at all!
Heh... no, the Amiga benefitted tremendously for having HDs. I loved the 40meg HD I had for mine.
In retrospect, though, I think unix is a better OS than AmigaDOS. I loved AmigaDOS, but unix just feels cleaner by comparison.
Then again, unix back in AmigaDOS's time might not have been so great. I can't really say.
But what about that single point within the operating system where all the messages travelled (if I remember correctly)... where suddenly the entire operating system would hang until that queue cleared up.