GRUB

<aiju> GRUB2 really is the emacs of bootloaders
<uriel> no, GRUB was the emacs of bootloaders, GRUB2 is the Eclipse of bootloaders

<kfx> I've never understood why grub even exists
<aiju> it does anything, except what it's supposed to do

14:46 < aiju> can't you install grub from grub floppy?
14:46 < martian67> considering grub2 is like 30 megs big
14:46 < martian67> no
14:46 < aiju> 30 megs for a bootloader?
14:46 < aiju> is it written in Java?
14:47 < aiju> no wait, NOT EVEN JAVA COULD FUCK UP THINGS LIKE THIS
14:47 < cinap_lenrek> remeber these old bootsector viruses?
14:47 < cinap_lenrek> the did graphics and sound and what not
14:47 < martian67> grub2 is a bootsector virus
14:47 < jse> Yeah, just a very fat and bloated one.
14:47 < aiju> cinap_lenrek: reminds me of those "windows is not a virus. viruses are well-engineered" jokes

GRUB3

GRUB3 will be elisp serialized as xml jited to jvm running as eclipse plugin on a mac running in a virtual pc in a xen instance on a 286er.

will GRUB3 pass the turing test?” – aiju