On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 03:21:17PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Keith Clancy thought:
> It is bloody bloatware, Look at what you get with linux, Freebsd,
> Then compare it to what you get with win2k
>> Look at the packages on the redhat cd's sometime..
> Even though i'm not a big fan of linux.. when you install it, at least you
> know whats going on there... where as with windows it's a sort of "Ohhh look
> at the pretty progress bar"
> Plus you install what you NEED in Linux. Not like windows where you install
> everything the Installer thinks you need.
>> Then look at all the crap that comes with windows .. dll's you might never
> used or where never removed from the build.
> I will say that windows is pretty looking ... but it's sort of like having a
> Jag with a lada engine.
As opposed to linux being like having a lada with a jag engine... :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Glen
> Sent: 17 May 2001 15:21
> To: 'ilug at linux.ie'
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] don't ya just hate it when...
>>> Bloatware. Where do you get that from. I can install Windows 2000 from
> one CD, RedHat and others come on 2, Suse comes on 10 or something or a
> pair of DVD's or something.
>> Bloatware, get your facts straight.
Well, let's get *your* "facts" straight...
Program / App No. RedHat CDs No. Win2k CDs
OS 2 1
Office Suite 1 1
Graphics stuff Oh look, it's on 1
the RH CD!
Browser Oh!, 4 different ones On the W2k CD
on the RH CD
X Server On the CD? Yup! 1
Anti-virus What? 1
Firewall Oh, on the CD 1
Web server Yep, 2 of them On the W2k CD
ftp server that too 1
CD Mastering got that too 1
Compiler Yes, Oh, 5 or 6 1 (per language)
on the RH CD
Games yep, about 30 of Yep (4 of them)
them on the CD
Source code 1 What!!! HA!
Totals 4 9
Or we could be more agressive and go with
Win 2K 9 CDs min
RH 1 floppy and an internet connection
I rest my case^H^H^H^H fingers.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
4:16pm up 16 days, 19:07, 0 users, load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.01
4:23pm up 16 days, 19:15, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!