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Status after first snapshot:

That first snapshot had following goals and accomplishments:

-Robustness: We cannot assume a user who does not make mistakes.  The 
introduction of XFS makes Indy resilient to untimely powerdowns or resets.
There is also a last chance editor (lpe) ie an editor for really tough 
situations who will allow easier repairs than with VI

-Bloat removal:  Most users use only one tool for a given task so it makes 
little sense to include dozens for the same task.   It is good for sales of 
commercial distributions but it is not in user's best interest because they 
will only serve to confuse him.  In addition if user stumbles upon several 
mediocre or user hostile programs he will get a bad impression of Linux.
That is why programs like Twm or exmh have been withdran from Indy

-Easier administration: Postfix replaces sendmail, Cups replaces LPRng
as printer spooler, Cheops, ethereal and etherape help into getting
information about network (I agree we have perhaps some redundancy here)
there is also kups for configuring printers

-Coolness:  I want Linux being used for doing cool things instead of just 
serving data while the real action occurs on Windows boxes.  That is why
Indy comes with a gimp on steroids, its PDF manual for user getting more
of it, Blender and povray for creating ray traced images,  the very latest 
and greatest printer drivers (so user gets good ouput when printing his Gimp
or Blender creations), xpp for changing printing parm on the fly (a la
Windows).  SoundStudio in the multimedia area.  Gtksee because it is great 

-Games:  What other use for computers?   I have added FlightGear a Flight 
Simulator look alike but with greater emphasis on realism.  There is alo 
chromium (arcade).

-Practical life:  As long as Linux will be seen as something basically 
useless for normal people it will not reach them.  That is why Indy includes 
gnucash (personal accounting) gnome-pm (portfolio management) and gtktalog 
(CD management).

-Integration in Windows networks:  Samba 2.2 who is far easier to administer 
than Samba 2.0, LinPopUp: user will get messages of other windows boxes like 
the ones sent by print servers, Linnneighborhood: the only explorer of 
Windows networks who really works, it also allows mounting of shares on the 

-Security:  Usage of acls allowed by XFS provides better security than teh 
coarse Unix permissions

-Networking:  There is pptp for those people using that protocol over ADSL,
also include are gnome-icu (a clone of ICQ) and curl (an improved wget)