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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [PLEASE SPEAK UP] Disabling legacy file systems by default?

On Tuesday 2019-02-12 12:12, Liam Proven wrote:

On 2/11/19 9:08 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
I have been told the exact same thing - and I know it was not the same
people, as these do not write English, and it was face to face.

There is a *huge* problem with "Not Invented Here" attitude in the FOSS
community.

Red Hat fans mock Ubuntu; Ubuntu fans mock Red Hat. But apart from some
really quite small technical differences (APT versus RPM) for instance,
they are very similar distros.

Small to you, not to others.

accessible root account, and you use ``sudo'' to temporarily get
permissions to do stuff. Where did that come from? Apple and Mac OS X.
Maybe not the first, but it brought it to the masses, just like Apple
popularized SCSI and Firewire and USB, too.

I question that. I never once had a hard SCSI interface in consumer
electronics, and the "soft" ones were kind of hidden behind big curtains (ATAPI
CDROM, "SCSI" page scanners). If anything popularized the SCSI layer, it's
servers, servers, and that libata and USB storage driver was implemented on top
of sd_mod.

Firewire is effectively dead, too.

These days, Microsoft has realized that the Unix way of implementing a
GUI OS, with a strict separation between graphical front-ends and rich
powerful console-mode tools in the background, is a good thing. It helps
scripting and automatic. It aids modularity. It means you can ship much
smaller server OSes with a much smaller attack surface.

So it's busily doing this to Windows Server.

And yet, Windows is still one of the largest disk hogs per installation.

In general, it is good policy to:

* closely watch what your rivals are doing
* copy what they do right and people like

"right" is in the eye of the beholder

* add value where you can
* add differentiation where you can

And one thing is very clear from the success of Apple and Microsoft, ISTM.

People like easy, simple, functional, get-the-job-done products.

They don't want millions of options and choices to make.

Then they shouldn't use my OS. It was not made for them.
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