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[ale] Back to the Future!
- Subject: [ale] Back to the Future!
- From: deepbsd at earthlink.net (David S. Jackson)
- Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 12:01:49 -0500
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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