Re: [OT, FLAME] Linux Sucks
Colin Watson wrote:
On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 09:24:54AM -0500, Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:
Quoting email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
That would be fighting the last war, since Woody was the last gasp of
the boot-floppies installer.
If Debian drops the boot-floppies, I will drop Debian for the same
reason I dropped Slackware. I have several serviceable machines with
no CD drive, a floppy drive, and a NIC. Sounds like Debian users are
friends of Bill G., "We have ways of making you upgrade (to endlessly
more expensive hardware)".
Dropping boot-floppies has nothing to do with dropping floppy
installation, any more than the name boot-floppies meant that Debian
could only be installed from floppies. Forget about the name. The new
debian-installer project is (well, will be) perfectly installable from
floppies, and in fact is planned to require you to feed in fewer floppy
disks than before.
This is excellent!
Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
-- Kin Hubbard