John and Robert interviewd by distrowatch

Forum: Cool Things
Topic: John and Robert interviewd by distrowatch
started by: newOldUser

Posted by newOldUser on May 08 2006,16:19
Distrowatch weekly interviewed John and Robert this week. Read the interview at: < >
Posted by clivesay on May 09 2006,03:24
Nice interview John and Robert. I liked John's comment about the 12yr old eating pizza in reference to bloat. :)

That should be a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the philosophy of DSL. Might be good to link that interview in the wiki.

The puppy defenders rushed to defend but I didn't see that RS or John said anything bad about puppy. Two different OS's with two different approaches.

I'm glad both guys mentioned about the $100 laptop program. I know Red Hat has their fingers in it but, man, getting John and RS involved seems to be a no-brainer to me to get this thing into the market in a reasonable amount of time.


Posted by ke4nt on May 09 2006,15:58
I did see some 'talk' in the postings appearing to be defending puppy.
Some mention about "running in ram" ( hello?) and the applications
included..  but not much defense mentioning the points RS made..

I wouldn't have picked THAT distro to make comparisons to DSL anyway.

Nice to see some exclusive action at DW !


Posted by ZoOp on May 10 2006,09:49
"John and I have discussed offering only a tiny "app-less" core. This would then solely rely on our infrastructure to have the distro totally your way."

it would be pretty great!!! Just keep going on that interesting way with modular DSL-Sized images. Pretty nice interview.


Posted by ryptyde on May 14 2006,15:55
I guess I should have scrolled down a little further cuz I just posted the same link to the interview. DOH!

Good reading and well deserved recognition.


Posted by cbagger01 on May 15 2006,17:14
I think the "you guys hate puppy" commenters over-reacted a bit.

I don't think that John & Robert were putting Puppy down.

In fact, in some ways it seemed like they like it.  It's just a "different breed of animal" than DSL, pardon the pun.

Puppy does some things very well, and DSL does some things very well.  Depending on your priorities, one distro is a better fit your your needs than the other one.

Posted by roberts on May 17 2006,21:05
To those, who like myself, that are visually challenged, might like to know that they can now listen to the interview via the Distrowatch < Podcast >
Posted by ZoOp on May 17 2006,21:54
Amazing! nice to hear you!

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