According to cout at eircom.net:
> Last time I used Mandrake, I found it's gui integration 'mostly via linuxconf if I remember correctly' got in the way of what would seem to be simply edited scripts in slackware and it seemed to have alot of 'needless' gui stuff that really seems to take up alot of disk space and give little in return.
> Plus starting X without so much as issuing a command on the cli was the last time I checked for the ubiquitious unwashed windows masses....errmmm, no but seriously, I'm sure it works for recruitment agency types.... 'splutter'.
It adds to your argument if you wrap your lines sanely and consider the
readability of your phrasing before you hit "send", but however:
* "Do you want to automatically start X when your computer boots? [Y/N]" takes
care of the X startup issue. I can't tell from your mail whether you think
it's a bad thing or a good thing for a desktop machine to boot into a desktop
* And, the whole point of Linuxconf is that you can manage your machine WITHOUT
having to go dig through an assload of 'simply edited scripts'. In concept
it is no different from the GNOME/KDE control panel tools.
* regarding "pure" custom-built Linux installs vs. installing Mandrake or
other packages with bundled software: it's all down to how valuable your time
is. If it's of no value to you, by all means go ahead and do a piecemeal
download and build for each machine. If, on the other hand, you have better
things to be doing, such as actually working on the machines instead of just
building them, a packaged solution (as Rick might have it, the packaged
solution that you are familiar with) is the way to go.
That last paragraph is even on-topic. Woohoo!
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