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Re: bill gates Linux

On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 07:19:33PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> BTW: Linux has a special filesystem called "umsdos" which would allow
> you to store Windows and Linux files on the same "C:" partition, but
> this is not the optimal way to run Linux, so Debian does not support
> umsdos-based installs.

"Not the optimal way" is quite the understatement.  More bluntly put "umsdos
is a dog".  Not only is it dog slow, but it is deficient in some ways that
make it unwise to run anything but a tailored-for-umsdos version of Linux
(lack of support for hard links springs to mind).

These days, people who would have otherwise used umsdos to give Linux a
"test drive" before going the whole way and repartitioning their drive will
use an entirely CD-based demo distro like Knoppix.

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