[linux] Re: RedHat and The Future of Linux...

Doug McLean dougmc at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 24 15:03:38 PDT 2003


Some of us though are stuck with good ol' dial-up modem, so that's out
of the picture, or I would have tried that by now. :p

Jesse Weigert wrote:


>

> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Doug McLean wrote:

>

>

>>As for other OSs, I haven't had the chance to try Debian. I don't like

>>burning 6 CDs just to install an OS (even 3 CDs kinda sucks in my

>>opinion). However, maybe I should try it.... :)

>

>

> In debian's defense, I must say that whenever I install debian, I use a

> single net-boot CD and install the latest version across the internet. Of

> course, you need a fast net connection, but isn't that what the university

> is for? ;-)

>

> Also, the CDs are organized in order of popularity. You only need the

> first CD for most of the stuff. The other 5 are just extra software

> packages which can be downloaded individually using apt.

>

> -Jesse Weigert


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