tuomov at iki.fi
Tue Apr 7 11:32:48 PDT 2009
On 2009-04-07, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> That or an ability to read documentation.
1000-page developer documention. Yup. That's the approach
to most things in Linux these days. fontconfig, Xft, udev,
HAL, all screaming out loud POWER USERS: VANISH! THIS OS IS
FOR DEVELOPERS AND UNDEMANDING IDIOT USERS ONLY! With so-called
configuration files actually being program source code,
often mangled into a non-programing language (XML) mess,
and the mostly non-existent documention hidden within
developer documention (as is the case with gtk, although
with proper configuration files).
The best configuration file is the concise and self-documenting
In 1995, Linux was almost a bicycle; an alternative way of live to the
Windows petrol beasts that had to be taken to the dealer for service.
By 2008, Linux has bloated into a gas-guzzler, and local vendors and
artisans have had to yield to "all under one roof" big box hypermarkets.
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