Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: NetBSD System Packages (LONG)
To: Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert V. Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/1998 08:06:30
Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Plenitude of disk space, affordability of RAM and cheapness of CPU
> speed are not excuses for shoddy programming or abuse of resources."
Yes. On the otherhand, let's go back to the big picture. If there
are a lot of platforms that are disk poor, maybe we want to revise
the system so that you can directly execute compressed binary images.
> Thanks to the kindness of several people (all my hardware was given to
> me, else I'd not have it now), I'm running on:
> a SPARCstation IPX;
> 64MB core;
> 2 Sun0424s, a Sun0669, a Sun1.0G and a Sun1.3G (disks);
> an old Exabyte 8200 and a Sanyo 4x CD-ROM.
> Had I not the friends I have, I'd not have a system at all. I certainly
> cannot afford to go and willy-nilly replace a SCSI disk when one burns
> Friends don't let friends use Microsoft.