Re: Good Debian-based distro
On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 16:09:45 +0100
Peter Whysall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> on Mon, Aug 11, 2003, email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Is there a buzzword to reference?
> Yes. Portability.
> The same Debian Installer runs on 11 different architectures. Knoppix
> If a decision was made to break the installer on platforms such as hppa
> and sparc in favour of superduper hardware detection on x86, I for one
> would be breaking out the torches and pitchforks.
Why can't the installer ask what the CPU is and if it's an x86 then use
kudzu and if it isn't don't? Wouldn't that work on all platforms? Or
can't an x86 CPU be reliably detected?