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[ale] Back to the Future!

On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 11:02:43AM -0500 John Mills <jmmills at telocity.com> wrote:
> Installation is a nostalgia blast (I had forgotten the fun of Slackware
> 2.*!), but it seems to go OK - network DHCP, mouse, and X11 seem to go in

Btw, just a personal note here.  I think graphical installers are
sorta like editors and oses:  there are religious feelings about
them.  If I see a graphical installer, my first thought is, "What
are they hiding?"  I like to see kernel messages and such.  But
/stand/sysinstall is far from nostalgia; it's bleeding edge
without widgets.  I for one really prefer the well-thought-out
textual interface to the clicky beeby interfaces of other

(And hey!  Slackware setup still has a textual interface, doesn't
it?  Please don't tell me that's gone in 8.0?!?! ;0>  )

David S. Jackson                        dsj at dsj.net
I worked in a health food store once.  A guy came in
and asked me, "If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath
without getting wet?" -- Steven Wright

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