[rescue] Wanted: 486 desktop

der Mouse mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Mon Mar 22 22:44:17 CDT 2010

> Just for the record I'd definitely be interested in a old-school
> usenet style invite-only community, and I think a lot of people here
> would be too.

I would be...at least provided I got invited.

Which of course is the rub: who decides who gets invited?

>> Life with Unix was so much more fun when you had to compile and
>> install everything yourself.  No RPM or apt-get.  You were much
>> closer to understanding the entire system.

You can still run that way today, if you choose to.  I do; with very
few exceptions (boot ROMs and embedded firmware are the only exceptions
that come to mind), I compiled everything I run myself, that being one
of the very few ways I can be certain I have the source to the code I'm

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