Let's make Python the core system administration tool
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Fri May 11 01:38:06 CEST 2007
My article, "Rethinking the Linux Distribution", was published today
on O'Reilly ONLamp.
I have done a lot of research on what the Linux distribution should
look like in the emerging Web 2.0/SaaS/Web OS world, and came up with
a set of recommendations. The recommendations are backed by running
examples (with source code) and lots of references. The article also
discusses governance of Free/Open Source projects.
One of my major suggestions is to replace the traditional shell-based
administration infrastructure with Python. I cover a relatively
recent, highly rated Linux distribution, which has already started
down this path.
The article includes an example of using IPython and Matplotlib for
Hope everyone here will enjoy considering a Linux (or *BSD)
distribution, where the core system infrastructure is all in Python.
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