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Re: history (Was Re: Corel/Debian Linux Installer)

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> writes:

> On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Jonathan Walther wrote:
> > Its important to teach people good habits right from the beginning.  The
> > huge monstrous / partition is a Linuxism that sets users of other unixen
> > sniggering at our naivete.
> It is equally naive to belive that every system needs fast(er) recovery,
> space management and all the other things that multiple partitions can
> provide over the space flexability that they take away! 
> Not everyone is running a mission critical server where they care
> excessively about unlikely failures, most people want something that is
> flexable and can adapt to their needs without problem 'need to APT install
> 200 meg? No problem' type of idea. 
> Those are the people Corel is targetting.

And exactly those people will scream at you when they have reinstall
the system after a crash, just because fsck for / fails instead of
/tmp, which would be easy to fix or to ignore.

May the Source be with you.

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