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    SubjectRe: fdutils.
    On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

    > Without a floppy-based rescue system, you have to use bootable CDROM,
    > usually supplied by a vendor, without the tools to truly rescue a
    > system. You can only re-install. For instance some vendors don't
    > provide a SCSI-tape module so you can't recover from a SCSI tape.

    You can have a Zip based rescue system, or an LZ-120 one, or an MO one
    (if you can afford a drive), etc... What's the difference?

    > It would be a disaster, hardly harmless. Have you a clue how much
    > work gets done off-site (perhaps at home), using "sneaker-net"
    > (floppies)? Engineers who have to work for a living take work home
    > every night. They don't have to take a whole source-code tree because
    > they have already duplicated their work environment via CDROM or tape.
    > They take home, work on, and return, current source-code or
    > documentation on floppies.

    If they used Zip, LS-120, or anything, what would would be the
    difference? I can't see any.

    + Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland +
    + e-mail:, PGP key available +

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