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Did you ever quit a linux distribution over some small, tiny detail of bad engineering, lack of human attention or a weird little bug? I'm not thinking about big, general stuff like bloat or systemd, but just tiny stuff you didn't have the patience to deal with and just ragequit instead. I'm sure there has been some hilarious ones, and perhaps someone else knows a fix!
I know some of you use Debian, and every time I get autumn Touhou feels I give it yet another try (in honor of kuukunen.net). I fetch an installer, dd it on a pendrive (they don't do easy uefi boot), and see what's new (the irony is thick). Yet every fucking time while I'm searching in firefox for some keyword in some article to fix/customize something, or when I press backspace for too long in a terminal, I hear it: a loud fucking beep. These are the only times when I am reminded that my laptop, in fact, has a buzzer. I absolutely hate it, and every OS I had ever tried had this piece of soykaf disabled, used the DE's sound, a flash, or did nothing instead. But Debian just has to keep these little landmines of annoying sound behind every auto-complete, and in every text field. Fuck Debian.
Try it in a lab first, to see if it's what you want, but
will get rid of any audio bells.
GNU was the first and has the biggest contributions - glibc, grub, gcc etc. which are vital. And without the philosophy you would have no fully-free OS, but lots of impostors who switch to Ubuntu and friends and get served the same proprietary crapware they did on Windows, incapable to realise why they switched in the first place.
I think the contribution of GNU is commonly misunderstood because people don't even compile their own soykaf anymore. When they hear GNU, they think userland applications.
>>3397>glibc, grub, gcc etc
These probably mattered in 1997, not today tho. Wake up.
They are still important, although Google, Microsoft, Apple etc. all work very hard to replace them with their spyware-able garbage.