I read your distribution page about Linux.
A few points about Debian; yes, there are six floppies
but you can boot off the official 1.3 CD now if your system supports
it and I believe there are other floppy-less or floppy-fewer solutions.
Yes, the dselect interface isn't too good, but there's a new interface
(to dpkg) planned for the next major Debian release.
Re: installation being bad news from CD-ROM drive, I've installed
it about five times now and never had any problem, except
with an old SoundBlaster-type CD-ROM drive; I just did an NFS
install off another machine instead. I never found it to be
any worse than Slackware, which I've also used in the past.
Hamish Moffatt, StudIEAust firstname.lastname@example.org
Student, computer science & computer systems engineering. 3rd year, RMIT.
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