Linux.com: Linux: Governing Principle
Aug 08, 2000, 00:06 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Master Sibn)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The fact is, it's a huge convenience to be able to find all
of your needed updates at 'www.microsoft.com'. Or anywhere, for
that matter. Linux users have no such luxury, yet."
"...I'll bet that a database-independant search would go far as
as well. Imagine being able to head to one website, and being able
to harvest search results indexed from more than one server. Even
if the results are not all in the same place, you can at least
reach them all from one place."
"Also, the installations should be more generic, therefore
interchangeable as well. For example, to install the Xfstt (X Font
Server for TrueTypes), you have to 'make && make install'.
For most other programs, you must './configure; make; make
install', and for the Kernel you must 'make config; make bzImage;
make dep; make modules; make modules_install' on an i386-based
machine, with possibly more steps depending on what you're