Re: network setup
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On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 07:44:39PM +0000, Brian wrote:
> For someone who has been using Debian for many years the position you
> expound is understandable and viable to support [...]
> But remember new users; does it really matter to them? They have no
> personal history to point to. As you point out, the engineering
> advantages are unarguable [...]
I'm not going to argue too much, since "de gustibus non est disputandum",
as they say. But I'm a little concerned to see the innards of the
system to get less accessible, bit by bit, in the name of some
engineering advantages which only matter in an uncommon context
(pluggable Ethernet devices being such a case here).
In my eyes, the main asset of Free Software is that the end user
*can* study and hack it. Baroque engineering is a heavy debt piling
up against hackability, and should be considered in the cost analysis.
I understand that it is a trade-off, and that different folks will
see the sweet spot at different points.
- -- tomás
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