[linux-audio-user] Finale for Linux
chris.pickett at mail.mcgill.ca
Fri Jul 9 15:43:43 EDT 2004
Chris Pickett wrote:
> RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net wrote:
>> I'm thinking more along the lines of a open source system with shareware apps.
>>I think the system itself would go down the tubes if you started getting
>>internal competition, etc.
> I guess ... I guess I've stopped distinguishing between system and
> application. Is Mozilla part of the system? Or is it definitely an
> application? Do you define application by replaceable, non-essential
> part? What's essential? Is X essential? How about bash? Is the linux
> kernel even essential? Can't you run this software with a different
> kernel? I basically view everything as a set of interoperating programs
> -- including the music stuff -- although I might concede that the kernel
> is perhaps the only "true" system component.
What I meant to say was, every piece is essential in a fluid,
well-functioning system, and there is no differentiation between them,
but if one insists on drawing a line somewhere then it's between kernel
space and userland. Including music stuff :)
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