Opera & Midnight Commander

Michael V. De Palatis mdepalatis at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Mar 28 22:21:57 UTC 2006

On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 11:21:57PM +0300, Harijs Buss wrote: 
> I was also unpleasantly surprised not to find mc in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 
> distributions. What was the reason to exclude this small but very useful 
> program (size only about 0.6 Mb) from Ubuntu distro? Being direct analog to 
> very popular FAR program in Windows world, mc makes life much easier for 
> Windows converts. It is essential for mc to be already in distribution 
> because it is often needed before any GUI and networking has been 
> established. 
> Some other distros, e.g. Mandriva has mc right in the installation disks. 

I agree that mc should be included by default. I don't use it all the
time, but it is a very useful tool and can be quite beneficial to help
users new to linux to get comfortable with the command line.


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