Nuke Richmond

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Fri Jan 12 11:39:40 2001

problem is ... you STILL have to deal with the OS. Moreover, there are few
"nice-n-easy" applications for doing what's considered "useful work" in most
environments. What's more, the general trend in the Non-commercial
(GNU/LINUX/... ) environment seems to be toward "good enough" and not toward
getting it right.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave McGuire" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: Nuke Richmond

> On January 12, W.B.(Wim) Hofman wrote:
> > Can you expect to say to a housewife : This is a Linux cd. Install it on
> > this computer and I expect you to have looked at these Internet sites by
> > tomorrow morning? It would have to be some housewife!! Linux needs far
> > much work still to make it fit for the masses.
> I dunno, man. I'm a NetBSD person myself, and not a Linux fanatic,
> but I installed DeadRat 6.2 on a machine a few days was
> quick and painless, bordering on trivial.
> Problem is, though...It was easier for me because it was going into
> an existing network, so all I had to do was assign it an IP address
> and be done with it. The average housewife will have to set up PPP,
> which adds quite a bit of work.
> In my opinion, based on this latest installation...if someone can
> figure out how to build a PPP setup system that's generic enough to be
> built into the regular installer, then installing Linux (well, RedHat
> Linux specifically, it's the only distribution I've used recently
> [except Storm Linux, which I really liked]) really will be as easy and
> pedestrian as WinDoze.
> -Dave McGuire
Received on Fri Jan 12 2001 - 11:39:40 GMT

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