sendmail installed as default in fedora core 1
I have dabbled with RedHat 8.0, 9 and Fedora Core 1 as they have been released and despite what I read my experience is that they are still quite slow booting up, and application start up time is significantly slower than when I have WinXP on the very same box. I have also read that some tweaking needs to be done in order to really see performance better, and so I tried disabling certain unrequired services at startup.
It was while doing this that I noticed, despite during a Custom install deselecting the entire Server package list, that sendmail is intstalled.
My question is, what is it? Do I really need it? And worse still, why is it installed and enabled by default? Is this desired behaviour? Or is it a bug?
Thanks for all your help.
Also, a URL where I can find out what all these services are and what will be the effect of disabling them would be absolutely helpful.