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Re: ATI video comes out of the closet

Chris Jones wrote:
>> Are you sure you're in the right place?
> Why on Earth wouldn't he be.
Because he is always complaining that Fedora is not what he wants it
to be. But what he wants is not what Fedora's stated direction is.
He wants a stable release, but with all the latest applications.

> Please correct me, but I wasn't aware that only linux zealots where allowed to 
> post to this list. I thought (and hope) its open to all opinions on Fedora, 
> (or linux in general in fact) good or bad.
> Chris
Being open to opinions is a bit different then listening to the same
arguments over and over again that Fedora is not providing what he
wants, when the stated goal of Fedora is why Fedora is not providing
what he wants.

I have a problem with people that thing one distribution should be
all things for all people. That is the Windows model, not the Linux
model. Linux has different distributions targeted for different
audiences. I think this is the way it should be.

I think Fedora is more for people that like to "tinker" with the OS,
and are willing to accept that sometimes things will break because
we are the testers of the changes. It can be used as a desktop OS,
but only if you know how to handle things like an update breaking
things. Things like reverting to the older kernel when the new
kernel breaks your system, or going back to an older version of a
package because the new one does not work with your hardware.
(Hopefully providing a bug report about the problem.) Yes, there are
going to be problems. There are going to be changes that turn out to
be dead ends. But if you don't try them, you risk missing
improvements as well. For example, devfs turned out to be a dead
end, but the idea spawned udev. Udev still has room for improvement,
 but so far it still looks like it is going to work, and solves the
problem of running out of device numbers that was becoming a problem
 when using MAKDEV.


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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