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    September 2, 2012

    32-bit is dead huh? Not now they aren’t. Some of us like using “outdated” computers because they still work. Pretty selfish to just make a 64-bit version

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      Constantine Markos Apostolou
      September 2, 2012

      Yes, I’m selfish. That’s why I took time out of my life to make something that’s free.

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        September 4, 2012

        You’re not the only distro doing 64bit only – it’s the way of the future

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      Phillip Martin
      September 16, 2012

      Its pretty selfish to expect distro’s to cater to users of old ass hardware. Time and technology move on, so on point in wasting resources to code for old and slow hardware.

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      September 20, 2012

      Oh, I had to ask a few things, couldn’t help it.
      1. What have you created?
      2. Do you have ANY idea what it’s like to tackle a project of this size?

      I am no coder, I admit. The largest task I have with any script or coding is html and css and batch scripting. I do make many graphics as well, MBAM icon, AlienArena logo, etc… too many to list and while it’s not easy to come up with original ideas everyone will like, sometimes damn hard and days days and days of just getting and idea together, and the same with creating websites. I can’t imagine doing something on this level as Constantine has.

      While I’m told in this day and age to just “leave it go”, I firmly believe ignorance needs a kick in the ass, not to be left running wild. I too make most graphics for FREE, mainly for freeware and my way of giving back to the excellent developers and coders who give us great freeware on ANY scale.

      This is something most get paid for and BIG bucks so again, to claim selfishness on Constantine, well, simply fired me up and shows how much (for many) intelligence is lacking along with self-centred thinking and make a horrid combo.

      Selfish? Only your statement.

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        Constantine M. Apostolou
        September 25, 2012

        Hey, thanks for your comment and sorry for not answering earlier.
        I like your question and how you developed it. When I started developing Cinux I had in mind a desktop OS. However, as time passed I noticed that it was no use to go that way so I “converted” Cinux into a Education/Development Platform – No other OS is like this, less things to do and you might have a wider audience (schools, universities or companies). It has ALL the tools you might think of, even the ones that are required to develop your own programming language! Yes, still the project is not easy to carry on with but I try to do my best. They “key to success” is to be stubborn. What I mean? If you notice that you can’t carry on with it, just sit there until you get it done (whatever that is) rather than to bail.

        If someone wants to believe that I’m selfish, that’s their opinion. But, what are they? Can’t they buy a newer computer that supports x86_64? What would they say if Microsoft discontinued the 32-bit version of Windows? Nothing… I guess FOSS gives people too much freedom.

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    Constantine Markos Apostolou
    September 2, 2012

    Thanks for the article and the interview Bill!

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    September 9, 2012

    As far as 64 bit only, nothing wrong with that.

    But the following I’m confused about:
    >Also, because of it’s nature the user has as much freedom as he wants,
    no super users, no restrictions.
    >Of course, he will always have to be
    careful because he doesn’t want to break his system.

    That means
    no user privilege separation I assume? No separation of root an regular
    users as far as regular and pseudo filesystems?

    That in and of itself rules out any evaluation of Cinux on my part as that would very must restrict how Cinux could be used.

    that insists on running only as root on any *nix I actually consider
    stupid and lazy (at the minimum just ignorant). (I would make the exception for some limited access
    embedded system where a *nix is being used).

    I’ve been using
    Linux (and some of the BSDs) since 1996 and had used some Unix before
    that. Learning privilege separation and permissions comes with the
    territory (for any modern OS).

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      Constantine M. Apostolou
      September 10, 2012

      I agree. I would like to add to that something, though. I wouldn’t call it lack of user privilege separation, I would rather say that there is no module in the installer that installs a custom user account on the computer, thus the user himself will be able to create the kind of account he wants with any kind of access to the rest of the system. It could be a kiosk account or an administrative one. I should say that I did have in mind ignorance and that’s why I mentioned that the users should be careful. When it comes to this, it’s more like Arch Linux. The live CD is root based. I intend to change this, however.

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        September 10, 2012

        Ok, thanks for the clarification. I assumed wrong then. :) No super user = user must login as root and create an account. Yeah, like Arch Linux is fine. I do live CDs default logins as non root. (well, a sudo no password account, no login over ssh until a passwd is set, unless one updates authorized keys). I also do installers via a non root user, using sudo only where needed.

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    September 10, 2012

    There are many people that still use 32-bit although with a PAE kernel and scheduler. I see nothing wrong with the 64-bit user mode O.S. however please consider the 32-bit with PAE support too, it’s actually easier to code for in some cases and if you use blob files on manufacturers you have a better time with that as well as compared to 64-bit which requires extra steps (from distro to distro this is a pain in the arse). Although, I look forward as to how you handle this in 64-bit.

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      Constantine M. Apostolou
      September 10, 2012

      PAE sounds interesting and I have to say that I did consider it as an option. Right now I am testing a PAE kernel for version 1.8. It works fine and it works fast as well, but the point of going to x86_64 is to avoid patching the kernel and getting hold of a pure system. Honestly it would be easier for me to stay in the x86 region because going to x86_64 would mean that I have to build everything from scratch, something that could be good and bad at the same time. I would like to add that I have a working pre-alpha 64-bit version but it was more like a small project. It runs on fluxbox and it’s not root based anymore.

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    Aventinus the Zethos
    September 11, 2012

    Keep up the good work! :)

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