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  1. That doesn't even make sense. "You don't like xy?...

    That doesn't even make sense. "You don't like xy? write a replacement". Is exactly how Linux and the whole free software movement works and how it started. Linux exists because Linus didn't like what...
  2. Maybe because its a community distro and no...

    Maybe because its a community distro and no reputable group of guys stepped up and declared themselves willing to shoulder the extra work?

    And i don't just mean the whipping together of the...
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    But thats what i meant, opensuse zypper is much...

    But thats what i meant, opensuse zypper is much further along than dnf, it has been used for quite some while as default. Also its not about being able to use same rpms, its about not having to...
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    Im not a user of magaia currently, but it...

    Im not a user of magaia currently, but it actually has a very clear userbase that it targets. Its actually for intermediate/advanced users that don't feel too comfortable in distributions run by...
  5. And that exactly highlights the problem. If your...

    And that exactly highlights the problem. If your the upstream distro some derivatives are based on(not that evo or arch is a derivative), and they have an issue with a package taken vanilla from your...
  6. On the link you provided they clearly state that...

    On the link you provided they clearly state that discussions about derivatives are prohibited because of mismatched packages and repos. That means things like manjaro or chakra imho, things like...
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    Actually missed that reply. In addition to your...

    Actually missed that reply. In addition to your point in my country kwh is closer to 30 cents than to 10 cents ...

    That being said ... what the HELL! Pentium isn't ancient hardware!! I was...
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    It makes sense if by veteran developers he means...

    It makes sense if by veteran developers he means people that took a programming course in high school 15 years ago, and by system administrators he means people who run their own headless file and...
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    Meh classing people as systemd haters and lovers...

    Meh classing people as systemd haters and lovers is BS. Most people just don't care enough to even voice an opinion imho. Only reason i prefer systemd over non systemd distros is that i use several...
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    Imho Debian just had a halfassed implementation...

    Imho Debian just had a halfassed implementation of systemd for a long time(as in old version with no security/bug backports afaik), and not by choice of its maintainers. I had had trouble with...
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    I never got that, people going on about how...

    I never got that, people going on about how debian is about freedom and then the next sentence they want to take away the freedom to install certain DEs that don't follow their philosophy ...
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    There is always room for revolutionary...

    There is always room for revolutionary innovation.

    But it will require work, manhours, dedicated programmers i.o.w. systemd is not the kind of project that could be replaced by a talented hacker...
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    In all fairness the alternative would have been...

    In all fairness the alternative would have been being unable to run all apps either because they wouldn't have been in the repo, atleast not in current versions ...

    Sometimes its just not possible...
  14. If you care about statistics one could compare...

    If you care about statistics one could compare the torret tracker seeds of the different Linux Mint flavours, which would only tell you that XFCE is a bit more popular than Mate but alot less than...
  15. Well michael isn't completely wrong, those "new"...

    Well michael isn't completely wrong, those "new" desktops like Mate, Cinnamon and LxQt are gaining users now that they are ported to more and more distributions, and those users have to come from...
  16. The nofail option literally means "i don't care...

    The nofail option literally means "i don't care if this doesn't work, don't bother me" to your system. Also the fstab is traditionally for static configuration, devices that sometimes are available...
  17. Thats a bandaid for this specific case and you...

    Thats a bandaid for this specific case and you know it. We are talking about sane defaults here and stopping the boot when failing to bring up a mount thats not marked as nofail is plainly sane. A...
  18. Unix philosophy is referring to program...

    Unix philosophy is referring to program input/output chains not actual FS corruption.

    As an example in this case take a program/script that takes files as input and outputs them elsewhere.Imagine...
  19. It's strange how 10 years ago I was a kde fan who...

    It's strange how 10 years ago I was a kde fan who couldn't stand gnome, while nowadays it's the reverse.

    I kinda like the default settings of gnome, great taste, lots of screen real estate for...
  20. If a driver is that trivial and independent of...

    If a driver is that trivial and independent of the OS, chances are backporting it from 3.16 to newer kernels will be trivial aswell.

    And Linux is better for old hardware, who says you have to use...
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