Left by Rawhide
Posted Jul 18, 2012 20:24 UTC (Wed) by nix
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I don't want full control. I want to hand control over to people that are competent and know what they are doing better then myself.
And that's a fundamental difference that you'll never resolve by arguing about it. I'm a control freak -- I got involved with computers in the first place (aged six) entirely because
the things were perfect servants that will do precisely what you ask (as long as you can describe it well enough) and can in principle be completely understood. As a consequence, I consider binary-package distros to be a violation of the fundamental reason I use computers in the first place -- control.
But I'm also quite aware that most people just consider the things tools, not totally controllable havens, and I can understand why if you think of your computer as a tool you might be willing to prioritize things that make it a better tool over control issues you don't care about.
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