Re: An ambitious idea

From: Unit 4 (
Date: Sun Nov 05 2000 - 08:05:11 CET

On Sat, 4 Nov 2000 23:23:45 -0800, winsor SMP wrote:

}Yes I agree, to add Dosemu, and other esoteric utilities while neglecting the basic linux utilities is a bit futile.(after all this is a Linux system 8^P)
} I'm just pleased to see that you also see the value of the "rustic utilities" on the first disk.......
} As I've said many times in the past, it's fun AND educational to chase a "rustic utility" through the various scripts to it's conclusion thus learning how any particular utility works.....

I agree.

For those distros that are supposed to be polished products, adding DOSlike
stuff is fine. For a real educational experience, I'd prefer to stick with
the traditional *nix stuff, done in the traditional way.

}>Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 06:17:31 +0100
}>From: Michele Andreoli <>
}>Subject: Re: An ambitious idea
}>On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 07:59:58PM -0800, winsor SMP nicely wrote:
}>> Michele,
}>> Why would these useful utilities, even if rustic be classed as erosism???
}>> In the beginning muLinux was a one disk micro distribution, and very featureful at that:)
}>> It's definately a reflection of a bygone day and quite clearly always deserves a place of honor on the first disk, where they are still VERY useful, to those of a minimalist nature.
}>> And besides they're extremely cool...............
}>From a sentimental point of view, but also from a tech point of view,
}>muLinux still is the first floppy: all setup scripts resides in it.
}>I improved much my knowledge making this scripts and implementing the
}>hacks containened in it.
}>The rustic tools like fetchmail, sendmail, RNA and quark aren't
}>removed: they occupies only few Kb.
}>I only add some powerful replacement as sendmail, the lpd spooler, mutt,
}>etc, because some user ask me to use muLinux like a real Linux system
}>and not a simple scripting toy.
}>Now, to add complex packages as wine or dosemu and to neglet basic
}>packages as sendmail and lpd is a non-sense, what do you think?
}>"I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't remember any.
}>Would two negative ones do?" -- Woody Allen
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