Re: Pop3 and asmail

Nathan Widmyer (
Sun, 2 Aug 1998 19:35:34 -0400

First, I'd like to say that I know this topic is not the right one but
nothing else is being said, if it was a healthy, continuous list, I
wouldn't even bother with asking, I wanted to just make some conversation
or rather controversy.  In response to Ewan and the point I've made to the
public before is that where I work and where I live, both places I use Red
Hat and I think it is a very good operating system, and I have yet to see
more.  At work, we have a server and it serves 5 systems and thats only a
small branch of the network that I work with.  My point is as such, Ewan
and others that may think their distribution of Linux is better, it all
falls down to which one you are use to.  I really like Red Hat because of
it's ease of use and after I install 5.1, I am in X and dialed up to my ISP
in 30 seconds.  It's just what you like in Linux that makes your
distribution superior.
> From: Ewan Dunbar <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Pop3 and asmail
> Date: Sunday, August 02, 1998 6:58 PM
> 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
> 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
> ln -s Ewan\ Dunbar
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