Subject: Re: NetBSD on Aminet?
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kai Rode <Kai_Rode@pluribus.wupper.de>
Date: 01/21/1995 10:41:12
Hubert Feyrer used his/her keyboard on 20.01.1995 at 07:58:36
to create the following text about "Re: NetBSD on Aminet?":
HF> > but even a distribution via Aminet and
HF> > Aminet-CDs would be better than having to FTP some forty MBytes. Unix ist
HF> > fuer alle da.
HF> Right, and why not keep it as free as possible? Why should one earn money with
HF> something he doesn't do anything for?
Oh, how I hate people with principles. Why should people *without*
FTP-access, but *with* a CD-ROM-drive not use NetBSD? Anyone not wanting to
pay for a CD (or not wanting so support someone who makes money out of
other people's work) can still FTP their NetBSD. Either produce a CD of
your own and sell it for as much as you think to be appropiate or stop
whining about other people who want to distribute this great piece of
Sorry for being somewhat rude, but this is my honest opinion. I had to
spent a full afternoon at university to ftp NETBsd and put it on some
thirty disks. It took me several attempts to get it running - well, kind of
- only to have the installation destroyed by BFFS. PC-Lin*x users would
probably laugh at me. They put in a CD, follow the
installation-instructions and have several GB of software ready to use. And
what about NetBSD? Some TTY-Games and that's all. You want more? Well, FTP
X11, FTP this, FTP that...another xxx MBytes.
Someone wrote that there will be a NetBSD/networking-CD. Good. Even better
than aminet. But when? If Urban wants to put it on his CDs _now_, then let