I'm considering writing a hint.
<maxwell_ <at> fastmail.fm>
2011-01-11 16:06:52 GMT
Hello fellow LFS users.
Fist off, I am new to these lists, but I made my first LFS system
several years ago. I have no idea which version it was. I didn't go
very far beyond LFS at that time, and ended up going back to using
Windows (god forbid) because it just worked out of the box (barely)
without really having to mess with it too much. I then moved on to
using Ubuntu for security reasons, having a huge lack of trust for
Microsoft and really anybody in this post 9/11 era. I now assume that
all Windows operating systems are just a huge government backdoor. So I
tried my hardest to install a minimal Ubuntu system, but of course
inevitably, you get all kinds of packages installed that you don't need.
So these past few months I've migrated back to LFS and BLFS, and I'm
here to stay. I love how I can compile every package myself with
verified sources. I love how I have control over every last package
that is installed on my system. And I also love how much I've learned
over these last few months, having built about five LFS systems, 6.6,
6.7rc1, and now 6.7.
As you may have guessed by now, I am big on keeping my information
private. I do not like how computers open up new doors for governments
to spy on their citizens. Therefore, I try to keep my data as private
as possible. That is what my possible hint would be about, and I'm
writing this to find out if there are others who might be interested in
my hint. I don't want to go to the trouble of writing it if nobody is
going to use it. I'm also wondering about the health of the LFS
community, seeing that the LiveCd project isn't happening anymore, and
HLFS seems to be slowed to a crawl, and the new BLFS book has been
delayed. Is this due to a lack of interest, a lack of help, or