On Tue, Sep 29, Manfred Hollstein wrote:
On Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 17:37:31 +0200, Richard Brown
While I can
sympathise with your sentiment, I'd like to point out that
'real UNIX' hasn't been a major player in the OS market for decades,
and even if you look at its final bastion of Supercomputers, UNIX has
been a minority player for at least the last 15 years.
UNIX was just a placeholder for a lot of admins who went through a broad
variety of UNIX'es, with Linux being one of them - and yes, it has been
a long time, but should they all be scared away?
If you don't go forward, you go backwards.
Or in other words: the old UNIX admins will go away, that's unavoidable,
and cannot be stopped, independent of what we are doing. We need to make
sure that enough new people are coming. And we need changes which attract
them. If this means that old UNIX admins go earlier: that's clearly not
nice, but Ok as long as more new people are coming.
And quite some stuff we did 20-25 years ago are no longer explainable to
the "young" people or are out of time, because there are better solutions
without the problems. And even worse, some of this things are blocking
new stuff. The world moves on.
And in 10 years there are again other ideas which people are crying that
the now new stuff will change.
Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Architect SLES & MicroOS
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