Re: Article (almost finished) introducing Debian 2.1 aka Slink
>> "a" == a <Javier> writes:
a> lynes bytes packages
Small typo here.
a> hamm 37.41M 865.713M 1116
a> slink 70.6M 1144.6M 1602
a> Other similar reviews can be found at:
a> <http://126.96.36.199/home/martin/compare/> or
Please don't use this URL. I took the data from the URL below (forgot
who made this, sorry), suggested another format and uploaded it to
If this is useful, I can finish it this weekend (it only contains part
of the data) and upload it to a proper location (or it can be made
part of the offical pages, if this is wanted).
a> There is also work in progress to the port to other architectures like
a> PowerPC, Sparc, UltraSparc and Netwinde, as well as to HURD, GNU's
Netwinder that is.
a> Making use of its configuration (in /etc/apt/sources.list) the program
a> will retrieve packages (and packages lists) from different sources,
a> allowing both the use of WWW servers through the HTTP protocol, FTP
a> servers o local hard drives . The sintax is the same as that defined
"or" and "syntax"
a> Corporation allows the free distribution of its source code; also the
a> free ofimatic suite Siag can be installed and used, which includes a
a> word processor, a spreadsheet and other ofimatic applications.
What is ofimatic ?
a> them. For example, with RedHat 5.1 it is not possible to properly
a> compile if both are installed, making it necessary to unistall one or
a> another as needed and then install it once again.
a> In any way, even though Debian 2.1 does not make use of the kernel 2.2
a> for instalation and system bootup, this kernel is provided in source
a> code so interest users can compile and install it.
a> graphic version, with apt, and will become, in the future, the
a> substitute for dselect; its prototipe works now, but is not tested to
a> assure it works 100%.
Hope you don't mind the nitpicking on the spelling, it shows that
someone has read your posting :-)