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* Jeffrey Watts <watts@jayhawks.net> wrote:
> > Jim, I agree with MOST of what you said.  But 500M being trivial
> > because of hardware advances is just a bit over the line...
> Not at all.  You talk about sysadmins, yet you fail to realize that on
> most real work machines, the smallest disks you can get are 9GB.  The
> standard is now becoming 18GB.  Soon it will be 47GB...

What about machines with the "system" in ROM, on CD or such? IMHO the
base system has to be separate from the applications, this has nothing
to do with the size of usual harddisks or with packaging.


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