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Re: A lot of choice is not always good



Well, I think that variety is good. What we need is perhaps a guide to
merits and demerits of each option explained in simple terms, and poping up
each time you try to install one of the options, say, using dselect or some
other tool.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr Nick Jacobs" <njacobs@yahoo.com>
To: "Gary Turner" <kk5st@swbell.net>; <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: A lot of choice is not always good


>
> --- Gary Turner <kk5st@swbell.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, 11 Aug 2002 13:35:57 -0700 (PDT), Dr Nick Jacobs
> > wrote:
> (about the 10 different ftp servers in Woody)
>
> > You may want to give this a bit more thought.  Is this
> > "unnecessary
> > duplication of functionality" like sports cars, sedans,
> > limos, big
> > trucks, little trucks, dinghies, ultra large oil
> > carriers, bicycles, and
> > busses?  They all carry a payload from here to there.
> > Some folks might
> > argue that there is a duplication of functionality here.
> > I wouldn't.
>
> The comparison is not valid, because the wide range
> of vehicles on the market offer different tradeoffs
> among price, performance, comfort, compactness,
> and capacity. There is much less variation in
> what an ftp daemon can provide. My original message
> made clear that I think there may be room for more
> than one. But there are 10. TEN. I'm saying that
> somebody could enhance the value of Debian by
> figuring out which 5 could be eliminated from
> the distro.
>
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