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SubjectRe: Linux needs control.exe
On 23 Oct 1996, Matthew X Economou wrote:

> A full-fledged control panel (ie. something that could configure every
> aspect of Linux) is going to do you about as much good as ploping a
> copy of control.exe onto a DOS 6.2 boot disk. A full-fledged Linux
> Other than that, there already is a freely available control panel for
> Linux/init/ifconfig/etc. The RedHat control panel (and associated
> utilities) should work just fine with non-RedHat systems, and it's
> under the GPL, so people can make modifications, port it, do
> whatever. The RedHat control panel can manage /etc/fstab, networking
> setup (incl. PPP and routing), /etc/printcap, SysVinit, and stuff.
> Pretty nifty. Mostly complete.

Another very good admin interface is xadmin, a TCL/Tk beast that comes
with Linux Universe and FT, and handles everything from adding users to
configuring PPP to loading kernel modules. There's no reason I can think
of why it couldn't be used on other distributions.

Andrew Woodhouse
Linux : the choice of the GNU generation

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