Re: Reality check! [was: Re: Debian goes big business?]
Enrique Zanardi <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 1999 at 01:32:28PM -0700, John Lapeyre wrote:
> > I guess I should add this to my last post about how bad the
> > installation is. The boot floppies themselves and apt are quite good.
> > Getting the base system on is easy for someone who knows what is going on.
> > Probably not for a beginner.
> Suggestions for making the boot-floppies beginner-friendly are welcome
> (but read the todo list first). Of course, code is even more welcome.
The boot floppies are excellent for what they intend to do. They
try to provide maximum flexibility, and then to be as friendly as
possible. Perhaps a clueless-proof install should be on a separate disk.
I won't say anymore, because I have not installed RH ors SuSE recently, and
have no concrete suggestions.
Also, in retrospect, I should have realized that picking the scientific
workstation option could cause problems . That was over 500 packages . This
is a severe test for any OS.
John Lapeyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>