From: Brady, Padraig (Padraig.Brady at domain compaq.com)
Date: Wed 02 Feb 2000 - 12:47:03 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John_White at domain dell.com [mailto:John_White at domain dell.com]
> Sent: 02 February 2000 11:46
> To: vcunniff at domain arbgroup.com; ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] Some more Questions : )
> > Why do you need to do this, out of interest?
> yeah, . . . why?
> When trying to apply Windows concepts to UNIX which will just make it
> frustrating for yourself, embrace it's difference, treat it like a new
> fruit, don't constrain it within the bounds of something
> familliar - you
> lose something of it's richness.
> ("You must unlearn what you have learnt" - Master Yoda)
> > > In Windows we have, registry database, where in we dump all
> > > system related information. Do we have a similar registry in
> > > Linux ?
> > Nope. There is no once central database : personally I think it's
> > a horrendously stupid idea baecause if it breaks it takes out your
> > entire installation.
> Hey why don't we keep the entire sytsem configuration in a centralised
> database that's loaded in memory all the time ? . . .
> That way, it'll use up memory, and give the user nothing in
> return. Also,
> the more software someone installs, the more memory it will
> take up, and the
> slower their system will run ! ! ! !
> And when someone wants to copy an application from one system
> to another,
> they'll have to
> search all sorts of places in the registry to find other bits
> & components
> of the app.
> What a lousy shower of tossers . . . .
Let me second that and add the point that the registry is quite easy
to corrupt bringing the whole system down!
The reason is that the registry is a keyed database that keeps growing,
and hence more susceptible to corruption that an ascii file.
For practically anthing windoze does it reads or writes the registry,
hence the slow down of the system as it gets bigger that was mentioned
above, but also greatly increases the chance of fecking it up!
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