OS to replace FreeBSD

Weaver weaver at riseup.net
Sat Mar 20 00:04:00 UTC 2021

On 20-03-2021 09:41, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 7:06 PM Weaver <weaver at riseup.net> wrote:
>> I've been using Unix for over 20 years, and I wouldn't know how to
>> recompile a kernel and, at present, anyway, have no desire to know.
>> I use it for my business - technical writing and instructional design -
>> and, literally have no time to dig beneath the surface.
>> I've learnt one or two things along the way, and will probably learn
>> more as time goes on, but the direction your knowledge takes is as
>> variable as the individual and their needs and inclination.
>> Ralf has it spot on.
>> You're arrogant.
On 20-03-2021 09:41, Aryeh Friedman wrote:

    On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 7:06 PM Weaver <weaver at riseup.net>

For what purpose?

     If you want to do word
    processing or other tasks then use an OS designed for it like
    or Apple's GUI on-top of MacOSX. 

Then, in your opinion, why are these applications included in the

    If you can't handle the command lineShow

What a load of rubbish!

    So if you call using an OS the way it was designed to be used
    then go ahead call me that. 

Unix has gone way past standard C programming between a couple of
terminals, a la the initial days of Dennis Ritchie.
I'm sure, if he was still with us he would agree with that.
Perhaps you need to become familiar with the term `evolution'.
You're quite entitled to restrict yourself to the command-line only
You have no right to dictate standards for others, especially when you
are happy to make a profit from exactly that.

    But if you mean something else then your
    off base because I am only describing how the OS was designed to be


    Also note I do use GUI's on FreeBSD (my primary desktop
    machine is 12.2-Release-pl3 with Xfce4 on it and I use it for all my
    work and other uses [except some games]... 

Well, that's not exactly kosher, is it?

    but I am in the target
    audience of what Unix was originally designed for -- back
    end/infrastructure software development)

Then get rid of the GUI and dwell in your personal definition of heaven,
and leave the rest of us hell-dwellers alone.
Some things I deal with on the commandline.
Some applications are designed specifically for that, but note, they are
still applications!
Some I deal with through the minimal NCurses interface.
But, I believe in an open world and do not feel qualified to dictate
standards to others.
But I'll jump on that level of arrogance and ignorance, every time.


`The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm but
 because of those who look on without doing anything'.
 -- Albert Einstein

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