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Re: SEUL: Re: What's the diff to SEUL ? (fwd)

On Sat, 17 Jan 1998, George Bonser wrote:

> The problem is that it makes Linux look like a cheap knock-off of Win95.
> It could telegraph that Linux is a wannabe Win95.

Yeah, that's a good point.  Maybe we can re-design the taskbar and replace
My Computer with some sort of penguin.  :)  I think the taskbar/start menu
concept is great; but if we could cross the taskbar with the Apple menu
from the Mac and add some new features, that'd be the best.

> Hmmm.  Would a DOS boot disk be possible ( using Caldera OpenDOS, of
> course) that would ask the user which drive would be used for Linux and
> run defrag and FIPS before doing a loadlin and asking for a second floppy?

We're trying to avoid using two floppies.  I don't have a problem with it
myself, but...

The trouble with this is that it makes our space really tight.  A DOS
"preparation disk" that would manage all the Win95 fixing, then prompting
the user for the real install disk, which would be linux based.  Perhaps.
The DOS disk would not be necessary for those not wishing to preserve a
Win95 install.

I doubt we could fit the DOS preparation disk along with the boot-image
onto one disk.