Re: Distribution-HOWTO entry for Debian
The description looks good to me overall. Here are a couple comments and
4.3. Debian Linux Distribution
Ian A. Murdock & The Debian Linux Association, Station 11, P.O.
Box 3121, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
- Should the ftp URL actually point to .../debian/doc or just .../debian?
Debian Linux 1.1 is a complete and fully-functional Unix-
compatible operating system for the personal
- sub "for x86-based PCs"? ("specifically" is awkward here)
Debian 1.1 is completely ELF. At the
moment Debian Linux is only available for the IBM PC, but it is
worked on versions for Sparc, m68k and Alpha machines.
- "being worked on"
Debian Linux is an easy to upgrade distribution that mostly
- "easy-to-upgrade" or "easily upgradable"
consists of freely redistributable software from a number of
different sources and systems. Non-free packages are also
available for the sake of a round system.
The benefit of Debian Linux is it's upgradability, well defined
- s/well defined/well-defined/
dependencies between packages and its open development. It is
only distribution for Linux that is developed in the internet
- s/only/the only/
- s/is/is being/
due to the spirit of Linux and free software and not by a
handfull of individuals. More than 100 package maintainers are
working on about 500 packages and improving Debian Linux. Even
more users are are filing bugreports if there should be any.
- s/are are/are/
- s/bugreports/bug reports/
- "if there..." sounds odd. Maybe "Debian sports a well-thought-out bug
tracking system by which it users can easily report discovered bugs."
Debian Linux is a very dynamic distribution. It is also very
picky about security concerns and bugs. Once a bug or security
hint is reported it will be elilminated very quickly. A new
release of the package will soon occur on well-known ftp
For more information about Debian Linux, please refer to the
files at <ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/doc/> or visit our World
Wide Web page at <http://www.debian.org/>.
Debian GNU/Linux is available via anonymous FTP from
Entry last modified:
12 June 1996
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- s/be/you are/
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