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Re: Linux conceptual configuration problems

Le samedi 06 novembre 2004 Ã 07:25 -0300, Avi Alkalay a Ãcrit :

> What I'm trying to say is that customers (the most important people in
> the world for all companies everybody here works to) see Linux as very
> difficult, too many configuration files, in unknown places, that are
> not related with each other, and softwares use to not make necessary
> changes in each one to get automatically integrated in the system,
> etc.


I can tell you that package-based Linux systems are light-years ahead of
anything you can find in the Windows world right now. You can do
seamless apt/yum/up2date upgrades for years without anything breaking

Contrast it with the panic any Windows or Oracle or whatever SP causes
in the commercial world (and these are never released less than 6 months

Seriously, you might have a point WRT the initial install (and even then
I'm not sure - RH/FC is very good at selecting good defaults) but all
your tight integration falls apart fairly quickly as soon as you put
upgrades/updates in the picture. The good thing about syntax diversity
is people do not assume any particular config state, so system tolerance
to changes is pretty high.


Nicolas Mailhot

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