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    SubjectRe: The Joy of Forking
    On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Rick Hohensee wrote:

    > 2.4.5 is 26 meg now. It's time to consider forking the kernel. Alan has
    > already stuck his tippy-toe is that pool, and his toe is fine.

    > For a client-use Linux kernel, I suggest, and will be and have been
    > persuing, features and non-features such as...
    > forget POSIX


    > In short, an open source OS for end-users should be very serious about
    > simplicity, and not just pay lip-service to it. There is evidence of the
    > value of this in the marketplace. What doesn't exist is an OS where
    > simplicity is systemic. This is why end-user issues pertain to the kernel
    > at all. This is how open source should be. Simple, or at least clear,
    > through and through. Linux has lost a lot of simplicity since I got into
    > it in '96, and that is a loss.

    Don't feed the trolls. The underlying kernel is nothing compared to an
    entire system. End-users don't mock with kernels but install their
    vendor's RPM, plus compiled Linux kernels are usually so much smaller on
    my machines than FreeBSD kernels. So just ignore this.
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