Re: Pop3 and asmail

Ewan Dunbar (
Sun, 2 Aug 1998 18:58:24 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 2 Aug 1998, Nathan Widmyer wrote:

> Does the majority people here think that Red Hat users are beginners?
Well, this is off-topic, but yes, I think there are more beginning users
who are RedHat than any other distribution. I still think Slackware is the
best, but my qualm with it is that for some reason or another, it is
slower than all the other distributions. Never mind, let's all stop this,
because it's off topic and it doesn't matter. All the Linux distributions
are good. I had a lot of trouble with S.u.S.E, but I bet there are plenty
of people who are fine with it, and that's the whole thing about any
software. I do, however, find it a little odd that the distribution I,
personally, have experienced the least trouble with, is one of the least
commercial and most do-it-yourself'er oriented. Maybe it fits in with
Linux. Windos, NT, Be, and even OS2 can't touch Linux. They're the
commercial system. For the fewest hassles, IMHO Slackware is best. It's
the least commercial Linux (except Debian, but it's finding more and 
more (free) commercialism). There is a connection.

Of course... 5 years from now everyone will be running free GNU on their
200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5.
                --Andrew Tannenbaum, Jan. 30 1992 in comp.os.minix
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