Bill Jonas on Wed, 25 Apr 2001 21:45:39 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Printer failure

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 03:57:36PM -0400, Michael Leone wrote:
> Yes, but - in reality - how many people use PLIP? Besides Chris, who used it
> to set up the PLUG laptop. :-)
> I don't think I've ever heard of anyone using it, much less know someone who
> uses it (regularly).

Admittedly, you don't need it very often, but when you do, it's *damned*
handy.  It saved my bacon once when I was upgrading a laptop from slink
(or the one before that) to potato.  (Apt (installed first from the newer
distribution) was kind enough to upgrade the kernel for me...)  PCMCIA
didn't work, the floppy drive wasn't reliable....

Bill Jonas    *    *
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