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Re: [SuSE Linux] Fwd: Re: RPM (was gtk+)
- From: mperry@xxxxxxxxx (Michael Perry)
- Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 22:12:33 -0800 (PST)
- Message-id: <199901190607.WAA27362@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On 18 Jan, S.Toms wrote:
> "Vicente A.S. Werner" wrote:
>> >I would stick with SuSe for many reasons despite RedHat been the standard.
>> >Standard doesn't mean better, if you are not convinced have a look at
>> I really agree with you , maybe redhat it's the standard but from my
>> experience isn't the best. The truth is that RH 5.2 has lost appeal to me
>> and I rather use RH 5.1 or some derivation of it than the last 5.2.
>> And as you say Standard doesn't mean better, I think it does mean,
>> old, less able, minimun and this is to my taste incompatable with best
>> or high performance.
> When did RH become the standard? From what I've seen they deviated
> from the file structure standards (am I wrong here?) I think the reason
> they are being thought of as the standard is only because they seem to
> be more in the lime-light than the other distro's here in America
> because of the various companies putting money into RH and the various
> press stories about them always popping up.
I think the common perception has been that they are the standard and
that when one is a "standard" they define the standard. How can the
standard deviate from the standard? I pose this only rhetorically as I
know the answer as well as everyone does. They are not the standard;
there is no standard. So if you have a non-standard standard, it is
logically a faux passe. Cannot be. I therefore submit that redhat
cannot be or define a standard. As far as their work, I think they
have done quite a bit to bring linux to a common, every person's
system. This has to happen with linux; it has to adapt, change.
Redhat was needed to bring this process along. Now,its time to see how
other distributions, even operating systems, define themselves.
Redhat has provided a starting point from which other end users besides
the classic linux user could start from. Now we see regular ole end
user types wanting a taste. We had better find common ways and means
to enhance delivery and installation of software. Telling a new person
to configure, make, and make install and watch the failed this ignob.s
not in x11/def.s is not gonna make it for long. Only my VP of course.
Of course, it all depends on what your vision of linux is and whether
there could ever be such a thing as a "standard."
Michael E. Perry
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