Post by gareth evans
Having cut my teeth on a naked PDP11 with no OS, and thus
was in complete control of the machine, what I seek is an OS
that runs only the programs that I wish, and that does not
have shedloads of daemons and background processes that I did not
So, an OS with Internet and printer support, a graphics window package
and bugger-all else?
More of Gareth's old whine in new bottles... you sure do like to ramble on and
on about how you started on a naked PDP11, Grandad. Did you also have to walk
ten miles through the snow, uphill and against the wind both ways, to get to
What's wrong with all those background processes? Gotta keep all those cores
Since you like to brag so much about how you "did it all back in the day," why
aren't you doing it now with current hardware? The components are readily
available at just about any level you care to chose. Assemble a machine and
write the Next Great Operating System.
As for the rest of us...
I do not want to raise, slaughter, and butcher my own livestock, grow all my own
vegetables and grain, or bake my own bread.
I do not want to grow my own cotton, weave my own cloth, or sew my own clothes.
I do not want to mine my own ore, smelt my own metal, fashion my own parts, or
build my own car.
And, like most people...
I do not want to design my own hardware, write my own microcode, kernel, OS, or
Getting off your lawn now...