From: Niall (niall at domain mailtest.inpho.ie)
Date: Sun 13 Feb 2000 - 20:50:57 GMT
On Sun, 13 Feb 2000 lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com wrote:
> I'm just used to Debian 2.1 which has everything I need in small
> manageable parts (I don't like having to install stuff
> and then remove the bits I don't want..)
Can't argue with that. You can of course with RH install individual
packages rather than clusters, but it takes forever.
> Everytime I install a RedHat system, I find something else that
> I never knew existed <g>...
But maybe sometimes you find something good :-)
> Maybe I'm just strange, but I'm looking at Windows NT -> 2000
> (120Mb -> 700Mb+), and getting the same kind of feeling from
> RedHat... SuSE is just silly.. anything that comes on
> a DVD just does my head in...
Creeping featureitis - it's spread from applications to operating systems.
Mind you, having been doing a few SuSE installs lately, I wish I had a DVD
drive - easier than swapping CDs. In fairness to SuSE, it's so big because
they supply so much stuff. A minimal install of SuSE using the new cute
Yast 2 graphical installer took ten minutes on a K6-II 233 and occupied
~160M of disk.
Niall O Broin
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