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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Single user linux
So, are you saying, right now in front of the whole community, that you only 
use Linux because you can develop on it? That if it wasn't for GCC you would
be playing Minesweeper right now?

I know thats not what you are saying, but thats how you come across. We
always tell everybody who would listen that Linux can hold its own as an
operating system. Not just because the code is open, and not just for the
development environment. Linux can hold its own because it is *good*. Not
perfect (there is no perfect operating system), but when you put it against
its peers, it rises to the top (<bigotry>along with its other unix

So why wouldn't linux be ideal for an embedded situation. Why wouldn't an
open MP3 player be a better option that Media Player? We can't we use the
security, stability and power of Linux for a a suite of PIMs and Doom?I

Be proud of your operating system - you have 32 bits of multitasking power
and stability, and you can fit it into 512K. Lets see Redmond try that!


On Tuesday 24 April 2001 18:32, Daniel Stone mentioned:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 05:20:27PM -0700, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 10:07:48AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > What real value does it have, apart from the geek "look at me, I'm
> > > using bash" value?
> >
> > I don't really want to get into it at the moment, but imagine hacking
> > netfilter without lugging a laptop around. PDA's are sleek and cool,
> > and using UNIX on them lets you write shell scripts to sort your
> > addresses and stuff like that. Basically it's everything that's cool
> > about Unix as a workstation OS scaled down to PDA-size.
> True, but then imagine trying to hack C (no, that's a CURLY BRACE, and a
> tab! not space! you just broke my makefiles! aargh!), and compiling
> Netfilter (it takes HOW MANY hours to compile init/main.c?!?) on a PDA.
> Hrmz.
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