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Re: If Linux Is About Choice, Why Then ...

On 2017-03-13, Erwan David <erwan@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le 03/13/17 à 20:40, Greg Wooledge a écrit :
>> On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 12:30:11PM -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
>>> The Linux mantra has always been "choice," plethoras of choices. So why
>>> at install time, is there no choice for the init system?  You get what
>>> the developers decide. Yes, you can install a new one -- I've done it
>>> and it works -- but only after the install.  It'd be a lot easier, if
>>> there were a choice to begin with just like whether you want a GUI and
>>> which one.
>> Because the number of people who want to run a new version of Debian with
>> an ancient and deprecated init system is probably in the triple digits,
>> worldwide.
>> You are a member of a small minority.  It's not reasonable to expect
>> that a whole bunch of time will be spent making install images with
>> alternative init systems for such a small demand.  You have a solution
>> which works just fine.
> So why don't you use windows, if you despise minorities ?

Using Windows on a server or a phone would put you in a minority.

> Your email is both insulting and contemptful. If this is your only
> argument, that's bad for the point you pretend to denfend.

You are overreacting. Greg's point is that there is little demand for an
installer which allows a choice of init system, and that spending time
on providing such an installer would not be justified. You are welcome
to disagree with that assessment, but please leave out the emotional