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Re: SEUL: About friendlyness
> > Linus uses RedHat because he is lazy and Alan Cox dose because he works
> > for them.
> > Just to preempt any rebuttals :)
> Alan was using RedHat well before they employed him. Top kernel
> developpers left Slackware more than two years ago. While some can
> have left RedHat either for ideological sympathy to Debian or due to
> RedHat poor quality control in its two last distributions the fact is
> telling "advanced" people use difficult distributions is a fallacy.
> Real top guns are too busy doing real work like kernel hacking and
> have no time to lose in things like hand customizing a raw X desktop
> or editing config files in order to ensure a daemon is started at
> One of the problems for making Linux user friendly is the
> "hackeristic" aura. We have to dispel it and one of the things we
> have to learn is lose respect to people who use difficult software for
> the sake of it.
> Tonight I will publish in Independence a quantified evaluation of the
> benefits of kernel recompiling. They are close to nil if the kernel
> was half decently compiled. In particular the fact of compiling for
> Pentium instead of 386 improves performance of the C parts by less
> than 2%. Yes two. And this is still smaller if we take the overall
> performance of the whole kernel, and still smaller if you count for
> time spent in user mode to get the overall system performance.
> That is for the kernel compiling myth.
I just installed Slackware ( same machine, slower drive ) and somehow
it feels faster than RedHat. There are many many things I don't yet
know how to do under Slackware ( RedHat has it beat on ease of use )
but it really dose seam significantly faster even though both use the
same Kernel, EGCS, and GlibC.
Any ideas on how this happens ? It really would be cool if we could
independence faster than RedHat.
PS : If it's just that Slackware is loading less daemons then we need
to not load some of those RedHat is loading. For our target audience
there needs to be only a few daemons running.
INN ( or some other news server thingy )
Sendmail ( or some other MTA )
httpd ( newbies will want a home web server even if they use it alone )
lpd ( we all print sometime )
Beyond that it's basically just whatever is needed to keep the system
alive. Or am I reading the bloat wrong ?
BTW : My post was meant to be humorous ( calling Linus Lazy is only
acceptable in jest or when he dose it )