[Why was this thread in the CD-ROM and CD-R newsgroups and NOT in a Windows
NT newsgroup? I am also redirecting followups out of the Linux hardware
>lkl;; <kj...@hjkhk.com> wrote in message
>> I wish someone would generate a wishlist to heat up the competion
>> between Linux & Win2000
keep going . . . .
but without the security holes? Say what you will, but it is fast, and with
respect to crash frequency, it (version 4.01 SP1, anyway) seems to be a lot
more stable than the underlying Windows NT 4.0 operating system (haven't tried
it much on Windows 98). Note: this is not intended to be in general defense
of Micros~$1E11 or their software, but more an indictment of the competition.
(By the way, NetScape Communicator 4.x crashes more under Windows, too,
although though not as much as people on some of these groups indicates
happens under Linux or FreeBSD.)
I get a chance), so I can't help you there.
multi-monitor support will be welcome too. (Actually, I haven't tried that
under Windows, either -- only on a Mac, LONG ago.)
(http://www.mostang.com/sane/). I haven't tried it yet, but that is what I
found in the course of searching for support for essential services under
Linux. I can't help you with the other devices, but check on Tucows Linux
(formerly Linuxberg, still at http://bluep.linuxberg.com/) for this -- they
have lots of essential odds and ends like that. CD-R mastering programs
(although this probably isn't quite what you are looking for) are specifically
These are all links for GUI CD-R mastering programs, but if you read
the program descriptions, some of them have the names of the command-line
programs that the graphical programs are front ends for.
By the way, horror of horrors, while I was looking up the above URLs,
I stumbled upon a CD AutoRun program for Linux, and it rates *5* penguins.
The disease spreads . . . fortunately, one doesn't have to install it . . .
YET. (I have already run into CD-R/RW recording software for Windows that
won't work correctly without AutoRun at least partially enabled: Adaptec
> Read/write support for NTFS in RedHat 6.X
Quicken, but I can't remember the name or a URL.
> Good gui pgp port like the windows version
Another thing that would be good: an option for rm so that rm -rf
will refuse to operate on the top level of a file system, even when run as
root. (Even the most experienced Unix guru could make a fatal typing
mistake.) (I have a vague memory that someone may have actually implemented
this protection, but I don't have a clue where to find it. So far, I just
try to make sure I am careful typing into the command line on our Cobalt
Qube 2's, especially whenever what I am typing includes the sequence "rm".)
> Adopt gnu tools, bash terminal, etc
> at once)
install the Windows Desktop Update when you install Internet Explorer 4.01
SP1 or SP2 (must be done before installing Internet Explorer 5.0, which does
not install this update).
If it does, it would be a step (possibly a substantially large step) in that
hurry for Windows 2000 to come out. Windows NT 4.0 has enough bugs as it is.
and IBM have had drive volume labels ever since the early days, but the
operating systems (DOS, OS/2, and Windows any version) do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
with the labels except to display them in directory listings. These should
be made usable for identifying volumes, and named volumes should be found
properly no matter what drive and/or partition number they were, just like
under MacOS since 1984 (or maybe even before, if this was done under LisaOS).
No more drive-letter shifting problems (once applications are updated to use
the volume names -- have to provide old-style drive letters for compatibility
with older applications). Come to think of it, this would be nice for Unixoid
operating systems also, but I can't think right off hand of a good way for
Unix to use this idea without doing some Really Horrible Hacks(tm).
Hell problem, but I haven't heard much about improvements to security
defaults. Some of the Windows NT security defaults are REALLY brain-dead,
such as making shares default to giving Everyone Full Control (literally) and
not giving an easy way to turn off the Administrative Shares (you have to hack
the Registry). (I won't even start on Windows 95/98 non-security.)
Judging from the postings I have been reading on the Linux newsgroups,
this wish is not entirely unneeded for Linux as well. I haven't yet tried a
2.2.x Linux, so I don't have experience with this myself. (I know, the shared
libraries can be upgraded separately from the kernel, but if you are going to
go to the trouble to upgrade one, you might as well upgrade the other so that
you don't have to go through 2 separate major upgrade pains.)
know), but I don't have a URL.
clicking on "System Information" in any Microsoft Office 95/97 application is
not too shabby for this, although it is not the most accessible thing. Some
other Microsoft applications also install this, but I forgot which ones.
Does anyone know if the Windows 2000 floppy boot is a true floppy boot (not
needing to execute code from the hard disk), or does it just substitute for
the initial boot files and then do the remainder of the boot from the hard
disk (like a Windows NT "boot floppy" does)? If the latter, then it still
won't help you if you are trying to check a system for viruses that includes
files on NTFS partitions that are loaded at boot or login.
Both operating systems
Actually use volume labels (see under Windows 2000 Do Away With Drive
Letters, etc. above).
Provide a file manager like Norton File Manager, but updated to fix a
few bugs and take full advantage of the operating system as I noted in a
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