securitybreach, on 20 July 2012 - 08:38 AM, said:
I knew that this was going to happen eventually but I have to admit that I am not very pleased by this news.
I tried to make GRUB2 work for me last year and gave up because it made everything indirect and complicated. It was a hot mess.
Violates the KISS simplicity rule and the Unix philosophy of doing one thing, doing it extremely well, and all config files are plain text, user editable.
I like GRUB, call it Legacy if you want, but it is dead simple, rock stable, and works every time without confusing the issue. If you mess it up, boot a LiveCD and edit the text file, you're back in business. Why do we need anything more?
I'll definitely be sitting this out until it becomes a lot easier.
Besides, I have enough new stuff to wrap my head around what with good old BIOS going away in favor or UEFI.
Dang, I really like old stuff that works without having think about it. All this new fangled madness has to be to give someone else control and/or profits, because I can't figure it out with simple addition and subtraction. My grandpa always told us that if you couldn't figure it with basic math skills, someone was trying to cheat the game.
Edited by amenditman, 20 July 2012 - 08:33 PM.