Nicola Larosa nico at
Thu Nov 17 10:16:16 CST 2005

> The Kubuntu 5.10 CD is with 637 MB already nearly full. I think it's 
> better to use the remaining space for educational applications like 
> kalzium, kstars, kmplot, kvoctrain, kwordquiz, stellarium, gnuplot, 
> axiom, ... or yet-to-come translation packages than to use it for just 
> another filemanager which has a packaged size of nearly 2MB.

On the contrary, the install CD does not even include Midnight Commander,
which is in universe and not in main. In my book, that's a serious
omission. MC is arguably more generally useful than Krusader, since it
works in a terminal; it's also more known and used.

So, if we can't have both, at the very least please include MC. And in
Ubuntu/Edubuntu/XUbuntu (and the related LiveCDs) too!

Nicola Larosa - nico at

Two other publishers turned us down for the [Head First] series
before O'Reilly took the chance. And I was nearly fired from Sun
for trying to sneak 5% of what's in Head First into Sun courseware.
 -- Kathy Sierra, September 2005

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