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19 Oct 2021 16:55:49 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Yet ANOTHER silently missing dev library  
From: The Traveler
Date: 10 Oct 2021 19:30:00
Message: <web.6163767049d2ae42dd31149be3dfee7c@news.povray.org>
"jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> hi,
>
> "The Traveler" <jho### [at] northrimnet> wrote:
> > ...
> > Nah. I've been a linux user (hacker) since Slackware back in '95 (I built my
> > first company, an Internet Service Provider, on it in that same year). I just
> > break stuff. I do a lot of kernel and driver hacking and generally end up at
> > some point with a borked system. I also like to investigate the pre-release
> > stuff in non-LTS distro releases and chase down bugs.
>
> nice.  self prefers stability, and (dependable) up-time[*], hence still a
> Slackware user, for all my sins ;-).  I will compile my kernels and a sub-set of
> libraries and applications to suit, but no .. experiments.
>
> [*] one 14.2 system passed 1K days up-time recently.  :-)
>
>
> >> ""sane" operating environments do not split packages into -dev, -doc, whatever."
> > Heh, they do in my book. Why would one need all the development code and the
> > docs for it if all they were doing is end-user stuff? That's why Windows was
> > created ... ;)
>
> exactly.  different worlds.  personally, switched to a Chromebook for my "always
> up-to-date online experience", quite happy with that.
>
>
> regards, jr.

" ...personally, switched to a Chromebook for my "always > up-to-date online
experience", quite happy with that."

Been giving it a thought myself recently. I'm a card-carrying Firefox and
Thunderbird user and I know that Chrome is favored. Well, as comparitivly
inexpensive as they are, I may end up with one and put some flavor of Linux on
it. ;)


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