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Re: SEUL: Re: Working on an enduser distro


> > > We have to think from the users point of view. He/she wants to be able to
> > > use whatever package is available. and convert it or use it directly. More
> > > programs are available in RPM, then there are in .deb. But we could always
> > > provide a convert utility to solve that problem.
> Are you sure of your numbers?  I don't have any idea of the numbers of RPMs
> available but I'd be surprised if that statement is accurate.
I agree with you, I'm not sure of the numbers. Debian has more 2000
packages in its CD set.

> > > I totally agree with you on the FREE part. One of our major concerns when
> > > picking a distro to build upon. We choose slack, you debian. In my opinion,
> > > but correct me if I am wrong, Debian is too strickt in their policy. They
> > > don't allow commercial stuff. While Slackware is not so strickt. I think
> That's not entirely true.  Debian support users who choose to use non-free 
> software.  There are installers for non-distributable stuff and debs OF the
> distributable stuff located on the debian mirrors.
> * Debian Developer, Debian Project Secretary, Debian Webmaster
So, I think we have the awser from the Debians's officials. ;-)

Thanks for your attention.


Éric BARROCA		       |  Main Coordinator of the LætOS project
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