Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Finale for Linux
From: tim hall (tech_AT_glastonburymusic.org.uk)
Date: Sat Jul 10 2004 - 16:19:04 EEST
Last Friday 09 July 2004 20:31, RickTaylor_AT_speakeasy.net was like:
> I don't see anything wrong with asking. I don't think anyone should be
Then we are of one mind. The 'not pressuring' is the important point.
Last Friday 09 July 2004 20:37, Chris Pickett was like:
> 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.
Hmm, Zen mind ...
Surely no application IS the system. All including the kernel can be seen as
separate entities. There is a clear cut definition of which applications are
essential parts of the system, but the system itself is more abstract than
that, more like a protocol in some ways.
Last Friday 09 July 2004 21:30, RickTaylor_AT_speakeasy.net was like:
> In other words Photoshop is essential to a graphics system?
Clearly not ;-).
Cue timpani, horns and grand restatement of original themes ...
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