Re: Happy Holidays
John Voigt <jcvoigt <at> gmail.com>
2011-12-30 21:40:15 GMT
On Friday, December 30, 2011, Tony Alfrey spake unto the assembled:
> David A. Bandel wrote:
> > Perhaps 2012 will see more activity on the list. Don't think it will
> > ever be like the "good old days" c. 1996-1998.
That was quite something! I still have a number of old e-mails from then.
> Happy Holidays to all.
Maybe I shouldn't have started this, but hello to all again.
> I think the list would be more active were it focused on a specific
> distro and if the list had some /influence/ on the distro. Both, I
> think, are unlikely :-/
> I think that it is not a coincidence that the list activity tracked the
> demise of Caldera.
I humbly disagree with the single distro idea - which one would you pick?
IIRC, the focus way back on the initial list was both RedHat and Caldera
distros (somebody correct me if I'm wrong), and we were discussing UNIX
concepts as applied to a UNIX-like OS, and that IMHO should still apply.
Caldera was, at the time, a desktop layer on RH 2.0. They later bought out
the LST folks in Germany, and created later versions based on their distro.
Today, most distros are trying to differentiate themselves for some
perceived need (*buntu, RHEL, etc.), not to mention the KDE vs. GNOME vs.
UNITY stuff, but at the heart of it, it's still UNIX-like, so let's stick
to the concepts rather than the distro.
We'll have IPv6 stuff coming up, DNSSec, Opensuse (optional) and Fedora
(definite?) are moving to Systemd instead of SysVinit, so we will have a
lot to discuss around a common thread. There is a lot of diversity here, so
keep the info flowing. It sure beats the hell out of Googling a
0xFFFFFADF50EC32A8 error in Windoze.
I very much liked a lot of the <OT> stuff too!
P.S.: Anyone heard from Skippy?
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