Re: Nape Pipes Feedback (WAS: Re: Linux-1.3.81)

Alan Cox (
Fri, 5 Apr 1996 11:36:05 +0100 (BST)

> You are looking at this from the perspective of a software hacker
> trying to maintain the purity of the system. An end-user doesn't care why
> the package they just bought for too much money won't work at the same time
> as the other package they just bought for even more money. They'll just give
> up on Linux and go to some other OS which is willing to 'bloat up' in order
> to please them. There are those who will say this is a 'good thing'. There

And you end up with another SCO. You don't bloat up an OS just to keep a few
weenies happy. The cost to all the other users in another 16Mb of RAM
is colossal. On the other hand you DONT change interfaces subtley without
a lot of warning