Subject: Re: NetBSD logo
To: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 11/01/1997 20:36:19
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 20:16:05 -0800
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
>This is all very funny, but I've been kinda bummed about the penguin thing-
>I like penguins (Opus was my fave- now it's Sparky from "Tom Tomorrow").
Geez. You've never had penguins move in under your house, or under a
friends' house, have you?
>I think, btw, that 'anti-Linux' is the wrong way to go. Over the long term,
>positive attitudes and being in different markets, will serve both camps
>As I've told Jason before- "The AT&T and BSD wars are over, and Microsoft
>won. Don't reinvent this with NetBSD<>Linux."
Exactly. Linux advocates who _really_ ``just cross out DOS in their
tirades and write in Linux in crayon'' aren't worth time arguing with.
Just make a NetBSD kernel that someoen can drop into a Linux ext2fs,
rerun LILO on, and that will boot. Don't bother about Linux LKMs (of
course) but make everything else run, at least single-user, and
preferably multi-user. Make the NetBSD kernel *enough* better and
users will come to *you*.
BTW, why is the ext2fs fsck so unspeakably slow? It feels slower than
even the 4.2BSD fsck. Is there anything we can do to speed up *our*
ext2 fsck? or is it due to irreparable design flaws in ext2fs?