Subject: Re: More on the gui install thing.
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Brian C. Grayson <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/10/1998 12:26:50
On Fri, Jul 10, 1998 at 02:44:23AM -0700, Erik E. Fair wrote:
> However, that said, I don't think it would be a bad thing to attempt a
> friendlier "GUI" install, subject to particular constraints (e.g. RAM
> minima, CD-ROM drive required, ...

  I realize this is theoretical stuff at this point, but ...

  Is there any good reason for _requiring_ a CD-ROM drive?  Some
of us are in university or other environments (like my pokey
home 10Mb network) where we have sufficient bandwidth to local
machines that can serve as NFS/ftp/install-program servers.
I've got a radio/tape/CD player in my home office of four
Ether-networked computers, so I don't see a particular need to
buy a CD-ROM drive and CD-ROM for the sole purpose of doing
friendly installs/upgrades.  :)

"Al!" - The MOB