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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]



On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 08:06:53AM -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Zfs isn't the only interesting thing about opensolaris and Sun does give 
> you the candy if you take the whole package. It is only the Linux terms 
> that keep you from adding the parts. Solaris has an entirely different 
> attitude about backwards compatibility which makes the mention slightly 
> on topic for this conversation. I can't, for example, imagine them ever 
> changing a device name arbitrarily and breaking a previously working 
> configuration while Linux has no such respect for its users' previous 
> work.  Fedora may not be the place for it, but I would seriously like to 
> see a distribution based on the OpenSolaris kernel and the same user 
> programs you'd find in a current Linux or *bsd distro.

Given that it's the user programs that have the lack of respect for
previous configurations (Linus considers backwards-compatibility very
important), I doubt you'll see any change for the better.

  OG.


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