> That's either an excellent troll or -- if coming from a developer -- a deeply depressing expression of a rather dangerous mindset.
Hm, neither. el_presidente didn't quote everything he responded to.
> lack of alternatives when something doesn't work as desired [...] simply doesn't apply to Linux: you have an almost excessive number of alternatives even for core OS components
to which el_presidente replied,
> Nobody needs a separate /usr partition, udev without systemd is a dead end, pulseaudio is the future, sloppy focus is for people caught up in the 90s, those who complain about client side decorations don't know what they are talking about, most users don't write their own init scripts, fallback mode is a maintenance burden, the unix philosophy doesn't apply to the modern desktop.
It is sarcasm, but not a troll. It argues that alternatives are important, and that their number isn't actually "excessive" in Linux.