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Fwd: Re: One end-user distribution?
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To: Roger Dingledine <arma@MIT.EDU>
Subject: Re: One end-user distribution?
From: Eric BARROCA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08 Apr 1999 01:34:25 +0200
In-Reply-To: Roger Dingledine's message of "Wed, 7 Apr 1999 16:11:31 -0400 (EDT)"
> Can you give us a brief summary (with URLs) of each of these groups, given
> that most of us don't read French very well?
The URL of the LftOS project isn't <linuxfr.org> but
<www.laetos.org>. It's in english, so I think you'll be able to
> In general I agree; but keep in mind that not all end-users are the
> same -- people need different solutions for different problems, and it's
> more difficult to come up with something that solves most of the
Yes, you're right, but we may be able to join our efforts on at least some
points, isn't it ?
> You will hear some objections from the Debian people (of course), but you
> won't hear any objections from Independence. The reason why they're based
> on Redhat (currently 5.2) is because Redhat has already made a lot of
> progress in hardware recognition, easy install, good packages and packager,
I've already acplain our position about it.
Debian has too good pakages but it has a excellent, usefull and simple
package manager called apt (and its frontend : gnome-apt).
For hardware detection, we have write a program (detect) that works better
than RedHat. Try it ! ;-)
> Starting from scratch is insane when you can start with (for instance)
I agree but not with RedHat.
> Also, look at Mandrake (www.linux-mandrake.com) and Berolinux (I believe
> the author of Berolinux recently merged with Mandrake). In general, there
> are quite a few commercial distribs coming out.
I don't like Mandrake : it uses the RedHat's work to make profit, it's not
> The point of Independence is to have an entirely free distrib, created
> not for profit by a group of volunteers -- for the people and by the
LftOS has the same goal.
Thanks to all,
PS : What about a mailing list to discuss about all that ?
Iric BARROCA | Main Coordinator of the LftOS project
E-Mail : email@example.com | E-Mail : <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tel : 06 08 83 09 63 | WWW site : <http://www.laetos.org>
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