Re: An ambitious idea

From: winsor SMP (
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 04:00:14 CET

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I do think that these add ons are of great use to everyone as add ons.
A lot or a little, it's our choice.
But as I've said before, it's also a good thing that the first disk is standalone as well.....Lest we forget the "do it yourself" nature of Linux itself.


>From: Unit 4 <>
>Subject: Re: An ambitious idea
>Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2000 02:05:11 -0500
>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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