|Borrowing someone's style for an attempted rebuttal makes someone look petty.|
I wasn't borrowing it, it was atrocious to read... I was mocking it.
|I read your whole post and no, you do not have to regularly use ssh in a terminal emulator here... I used them before, WinSCP. How does that replace the terminal again?|
You say I don't have to use the terminal because... I can do file transfers? I used them before, WinSCP. How does that replace the terminal again?
|For more general filesystem operations one can set up an sshfs on the local system... For even more general use, you might be able to set up a lightweight desktop environment on the Pi and then connect to that via any one of the remote desktop solutions that exist|
So I'd do all this while over a 1000 miles away from the pi, hope nothing breaks, it all works, and then finally I have a safe environment to fix a single PHP bug?
|Some mucking about in the terminal will be necessary to set that up, but afterward, you should be fine.|
So I have to use the terminal to setup an environment where I don't need the terminal - what if I screw up there and destroy the OS? Would you use circular reasoning to say, "Oh well, should have setup an environment where you don't need the terminal!" ?
|Your choice of language when describing that opinion does not suggest otherwise|
Because I'm upset? I *THINK* Linux sucks. How's that one? And a new description:
"My dearest comrades, I've come about in a rather odd situation where I have forfeited my Linux root privileges. My dearest apologies to anyone I may offend with my language, but butterscotch I dislike Linux!"
I think Linux sucks - I know it has its uses, I know it has its advantages. That doesn't mean I have to like it, and it CERTAINLY does not mean I can't criticize it and that it could not be better.
You cannot argue that at least a warning before running an OS destroying command is somehow not something Linux needs - you can die on that hill if you choose to.
|So, "Linux threw a fit" is not assigning any amount of blame to the OS for those problems?|
Do you think Linux is an all-powerful OS with no bugs? Why is it that Linux must get off scot-free? It very well could be an issue with Linux. I haven't looked at the issue since I posted so I'm still not sure.
What I do know is that Linux definitely bugged out with PHP and mySQL - that's why I had to uninstall and reinstall them. I'd set the password for mySQL and then it would reject the password. Any PHP code I had would just be written as plain HTML on the website - didn't recognize it as PHP at all. Uninstall and reinstall it all AGAIN - works like magic. Must be my fault, huh?
Its not like Windows is immune to these kinds of bugs (but certainly not as bad as Linux) - but would you sit there defending Windows the same way? If I said, "Windows sucks! X didn't work until I uninstalled and reinstalled twice!", would you pretend Windows could not possibly have a bug?
|Though now I'm going to skip having lines between items in this list for consistency.|
Its not petty, its genuinely an eyesore. My professor would have said he can't read it. Write what you want, you don't need me to tell you what you wrote is horribly formatted - you already know.
|After all, that's not how the burden of proof works, which you should know by now.|
Do I have to prove that I broke Linux with Chmod? Or are you going to take my word on that one?
I googled the error message I get when I tried to use "sudo" (I'd have to do it again to get the error message), and it brings up lots of results across many forums. I'm stating what happened, if I wanted to prove things I'd go to a debating website.
|All software has room for improvement. The GNU/Linux stack is no exception|
Then you have no reason to say its a mistake
to blame Linux for certain errors. If you say Linux isn't perfect and can cause errors (major understatement..), then blaming the OS can be reasonable.
|But when it comes to discussions of problems a piece of software has, I'd prefer to have actual quality discussions about them|
You came to my rant post to have a quality discussion? I posted to rant not have tea and biscuits over how Linux can be improved.
However, if you had started the dialogue with a genuine call to discussion, I'd of gladly talked about it. Maybe making a long, ugly, and condescending list of my "series of mistakes" isn't the way to start a productive discussion? Especially when the reasons are flat out wrong.