There is nothing hidden in Linux.
That is so true gogalthorp! and i really like (the) Linux (Community) for that!
But…looking from my current perspective… i have just begon to walk around in the Linux landscape, and i do not know everything i would LIKE to know about the Linux OS… So for ME personally somethings are still “hidden” in the Linux documentation forest or man, info pages or other sources about Linux right?
without knowing the usage patterns it is very hard to advise what must stay and what might go
I fully agree to this point gogalthorp.
As long as i do not EXACTLY know what a service of daemon does in the complete linux OS picture, i leave it on my machine… until i have found the right level of documentation, that tells me EXACTLY
- What its true purpose is
- What services is provides to other daemons, task, os_parts
- Which programs depend on it, for their survival
And when i have figured out all of the above answers, then i will decide wether the service, daemon, software stays on my computer or not
There is no way i am endangering the stability of my system, by removing stuff i am not 100% fully aware of it’s function and its place in the “the Bigger Linux architectural picture”
(Google is your friend)
To this i do not agree with you
In this (open suse) case NOVELL should be my best friend since they “own” “brand” and “sell” the Open Suse flavour of linux.
The website of a manifacturer is always the first source of info where i start looking for documentation. After all… they where the girls, guys who had the last hands on the product before it appeared at my computer.If that fails, then i use an internet search engine of community resources (like this forum, websites, newsgroups). I do not “google by default” since I am from the Altavista, Yahoo, Lycos, Excite, Hotbot generation
So you are trading a small increase in efficiency for a large possible instability.
No sir! This is for me a “journey through the Linux landscape” and everything i learn along the way is highly appreciated. The end result will be that i have learned “enough :-)” about Linux to fully master and tweak my own system, to be able “to see how stuff works under the hood”.
The “trimming the fat” of my current Linux installation is just a part of a larger journey through Linuxland, a means to an higher end.
Thank you all for guiding me on this journey everyone!