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Re: Newbie Idea

On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Bud Beckman wrote:

> Is there a solution to make it simple by dropping many of the files included
> in the distributions? 

how will dropping  packages make life easier ? the easier distros do not
have less packages 

> Should networking software be omitted or worked around
> to make it simple?

no, it shouldn't. 

(a) we don't want to be a "cut down" , or "brain damaged" distribution
(b) some of the network software is very useful even at home ( eg samba )
(c) how does leaving out packages make anything simple ? 

> I am still trying to figure out the filing system, what I need and do not
> need.

Do you go through all of your windows dll's and try to work out which ones
you do or don't need ? Would deleting useless dll's make win95 "easier"
to use ? I feel like this discussion is getting really off track. 

I've already posted a list of "useless" packages. If you've deleted them,
you should have a fairly lean distribution. Of course, if you chose not to
install the developement stuff in the first place, you have a pretty lean
install pout of the box. 


-- Donovan