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From: Michael Cardell Widerkrantz <mc@hack.org>
To: Computer Old Farts Forum <coff@tuhs.org>
Subject: [COFF] Re: Systemd Creator Lands At Microsoft
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 23:04:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87a69f2wek.fsf@hack.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20220709002907.GB28363@tau1.ceti.pl>

Tomasz Rola <rtomek@ceti.pl>, 2022-07-09 02:29 (+0200):

> On Fri, Jul 08, 2022 at 12:26:23PM +0200, Michael Cardell Widerkrantz wrote:
>> Tomasz Rola <rtomek@ceti.pl>, 2022-07-08 09:40 (+0200):
>> 
>> > Well, what the title says. Some folks here wandered what the future
>> > may be. I suppose destroying Linux, or making it irrelevant.
>> 
>> Microsoft of today is really not the Microsoft of the 1990s. There are a
>> lot of people at MSFT working on Linux in different forms.
>
> If you know this first hand, then great.

I do. I have friends at Microsoft.

> I admit, after 1995 I have only used anything MS about few times a
> year or so.

Ha! I haven't actually used anything from Microsoft for a long time.
Last time I was forced to was in 2004, I think. I even had to use Word!
When I found VBacs which turned MS Word into a resemblance of Emacs my
productivity soured.

https://www.rath.ca/Misc/VBacs/

SWMBO has a Windows laptop, though, so I still see it sometimes.

>> I suppose more distributions would look at the alternatives like OpenRC
>> or S6.
>
> Maybe. I am still trying to evaluate various alternatives to Debian
> and I am not so sure.

Alpine is very popular. It's using OpenRC and eyeing S6, I've heard.

https://www.alpinelinux.org/

-- 
MC, https://hack.org/mc/

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-07-11 21:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-07-08  7:40 [COFF] " Tomasz Rola
2022-07-08 10:26 ` [COFF] " Michael Cardell Widerkrantz
2022-07-09  0:29   ` Tomasz Rola
2022-07-09  1:52     ` Angel M Alganza
2022-07-09  8:35       ` Tomasz Rola
2022-07-09  8:59         ` Angel M Alganza
2022-07-10 21:39         ` Chris Hanson
2022-07-11 14:11           ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2022-07-11 21:04     ` Michael Cardell Widerkrantz [this message]
2022-07-11 23:01       ` Dave Horsfall
2022-07-12  7:58         ` [COFF] Re: Alpine, was: " Michael Kjörling
2022-07-12 15:34           ` Adam Thornton
2022-07-12 22:02             ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2022-07-12 23:34           ` Dave Horsfall
2022-07-13  7:36             ` [COFF] Re: Alpine Michael Kjörling
2022-07-12 15:56       ` [COFF] Re: Systemd Creator Lands At Microsoft Michael Cardell Widerkrantz
2022-07-12 19:48         ` Lars Brinkhoff

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