Quote:>(Yes, that tremendous thread of "The AmigaOS 11k of Bloat" still comes
>to mind-- what a silly arguement!)
Of course, the only ones who ever mentioned "11k" and "bloat" in that
discussion were Amiga advocates.
Quote:>>I don't see how anyone could need help installing AmigaOS, anyway.
Just having gone through several installations of AmigaOS, the memory of
those explicitly deselected locales being installed was fresh in my mind,
so I replied
Quote:>*Grin* OK, how do I stop AmigaOS 3.1 from installing all those unneeded
>locale information, like the ones for Switzerland, Germany and France?
First, Terry assumed me to be an idiot --- and told me to use expert mode
for the install. Of course, I had done just that all the time. jthsmith
also claimed that chosing the languages would result in the desired outcome,
and accused me of being too stupid to do so. Bill at least acknowledged
the fact that they were there, and had the following advice: "just delete
them" --- I wonder how that goes down with people complaining about Windows
installing stuff they didn't want. Bill Hogget claimed that it wasn't the
OS's fault, but that of the install script (which happens to be the one that
comes with the OS to install the OS. Hmmmm..).
Then along came darling Alexander, bringing in the size argument. It seems
he has conveniently "forgotten" my response, which was that I couldn't care
less about the size of those things and that what I was concerned with
was simply that I expected things that I explicitly deselected in expert
mode not to be installed.
Then there were another two Amiga users who claimed that the problem didn't
exist, without actually looking closely.
Finally, after having his nose rubbed in it, Terry of all people comes around
and admits that there are 21 files installed when only one was requested ---
of course, not without trying to shift the whole thing towards "size" again.
Then, very late in the game, beloved Aram comes in, and claims (once again)
that using expert mode would solve the problem. He also suggests editing
the install script (which AFAIK is written in some sort of LISP dialect.
Yeah, sure, I can see how nobody ever would need help editing that. NOT!).
In all the time, the only one I have seen openly admitting that indeed there
is a problem (minute as its effects might be) is Terry. Just about everyone
else religiously defended the "AmigaOS is perfect" mantra, without bothering
to do a very simple check.
Makes you wonder, doesn't it?
"It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy...
...let's go exploring"
Calvin's final words, on December 31st, 1995