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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 +
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