Choosing between portability and innovation
Posted Mar 2, 2011 20:54 UTC (Wed) by hamjudo
In reply to: Choosing between portability and innovation
Parent article: Choosing between portability and innovation
While I don't use BSD, I do have many embedded Linux systems that can't run a modern desktop, or in some cases, any desktop. Good monitors cost a lot more than most of those systems, so I really want to be sitting at the machine with my only good monitors.
I don't see a huge loss in losing access to modern desktop features in a particular OS. I've been remotely accessing systems for more than 3 decades. I don't see any reason to stop doing that now.
Standards are a wonderful thing. They let us innovate, while continuing to work with the rest of the infrastructure. I can "work on" all of my headless systems all I want, without having to make them try to keep up with my desktop. Likewise, I get to use the latest and greatest desktop, without worrying about what it will break on my development systems.
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