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Re: [i10n] Installation Manual Updates

On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 04:02:53PM +0200, Miroslav Kure wrote:
> Chapter 1:
> Points 1.1 - 1.4: Why do you want to remove such a great info? I think
> it is important to mention Debian is something more than just "another
> Linux distribution".

Because they don't belong in the installation manual. At all. When
people are going to install Debian, that's what they care about, not
copyrights. We can safely assume that if they're reading about Debian at
all, they'll find this, especially if we point them to the about Debian
page, which I plan to do in the first chapter.

In addition, it's highly recommended that people print this thing out
before they install, and this is a waste of paper. Focus on the task at
hand when writing, don't throw in everything and the kitchen sink.

> The move of points 1.5 - 1.9 somewhere else is ok.

I'll have to check where it would belong. Probably in an appendix.

> Chapter 2:
> I like every change but removing the part about "Purchasing Hardware
> Specifically for GNU/Linux". This part is pretty generic and
> everlasting with no need to modify for every release. Debian is much
> about freedom and people should be informed about bad hardware vendors.

The idea behind deleting this is to refer to the HOWTO on it, which has
more information on the subject. This means that we don't have to
duplicate the work on that HOWTO. I'm planning to include a small
explanation within the d-i manual about the subject when referring to
the HOWTO, but this edit is meant to save both on space and labor.

> Ok, off you go. I've just moved the last bits from boot-new to modules
> and won't update anything for a while so we don't clash (I hate to
> resolve merge conflicts :-)

Me too. Thank you :-)

 - David Nusinow

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