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Re: ext2 for /boot ???

On Saturday 15 September 2018 02:40:14 Erik Christiansen wrote:

> On 14.09.18 16:10, Michael Stone wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 01:23:31PM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > > I just find it amazing that the kernel has grown to be so big as
> > > to be comparable to a complete unix distribution on a workstation
> > > of some years ago (with GUI, compilers, ...).
> >
> > Have you tried one of those lately? I keep some around on VMs, and
> > they were *terrible*. It's nice every once in a while to remember
> > how far we've come.
> Yep, as Stefan implied, not a step forward. I cannot detect any
> difference between the SunOS-4.1.3 workstation I used just over a
> quarter of a century ago, and my current linux box. The four xterms I
> put up are still yellow on darkslategrey, from the same rgb.txt file
> as back then.
> GUI stuff now runs slower than back then, and developers futz with
> look and feel, without adding life-enriching new functionality. I
> stopped upgrading Eagle years ago, as its UI just became harder to
> use. And Firefox/Iceweasel is slow as a wet week, sometimes crashes,
> and is mostly a PITA. Kdon't kget kme kstarted kon KDE.
Thats why I run TDE.

> At least the fusspots can't stuff up vim, mutt, fetchmail, procmail,
> awk, and the other daily basics.
> Erik

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