Subject: Re: dd could replace rawrite
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/10/2003 03:35:22
>> What I'd like to see is "dd for windows" as part of the i386 install
>> CD, and the documentation modified to suggest people use that to
>> create their floppies.
> I think it's important for the floppy disc creation instructions to
> be as user-friendly as possible.  Does dd further that?

Yes, for suitable users.  Don't forget that "user-friendly" is relative
to the user, and to someone used to the UNIX way (using Windows
because, maybe, it's what is at hand), dd _is_ user-friendly.

I'm not sure it should become the preferred way; there are plenty of
others values of "user" to whom dd is not particularly user-friendly.
But I certainly support making it an available and supported way.

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