Re: Dropping a.out support

Hubert Mantel (
Fri, 2 May 1997 14:34:00 +0200 (MEST)

On Fri, 2 May 1997, Peter Mutsaers wrote:

> >> On Fri, 2 May 1997 13:39:34 +0200 (MET DST), Thomas Koenig
> >> <> said:
> TK> Dropping a.out support would also go a long way towards
> TK> establishing that Linux is NOT a serious operating system. It
> TK> would also penalize those companies who first showed trust in
> TK> Linux by making their commercial software available at a time
> TK> when a.out was the only recognized format.
> Would not any serious commercial vendor have a new ELF release of
> there product, more than 2 years after it has been introduced?

a.out is great for install and rescue disks because it is very much

> Peter Mutsaers Lucent Technologies, Network Systems