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Re: [Flame Bait] - Linux as bloatware



On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 09:23 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 16:46, Jeff Vian wrote:
> > > >
> > > And the whole of this sub-thread arose from a statement that linux is plagued 
> > > by shared code, whereas windows is not.
> > > 
> > Exactly!  and the discussion has just shown the fallacy of that claim.
> > Multiple versions that are path dependent, as well as _dllcache
> > dependent.  LOL
> 
> This doesn't mean that shared libraries are coordinated for
> re-use of code any better than on windows, just that you
> get bloat from concurrent multiple versions instead of
> crashes. Which means no one will fix the underlying problem...
> 
As far as I can tell the ONLY way to prevent that would be to have one
entity/corporation/organization provide ALL the software on your system,
including the OS, applications, etc.  That way one controlling entity
would approve of what was included and define the design.

Is that what you want?

In open source there is a lot less of the problems related about windows
and the multiple copies of the same (or slightly modified, or newer, or
older) files used.  Some problems are inherent with development and
evolution, and I for one will live with what is there as I work to
improve the overall picture.


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>   Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell gmail com
> 
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