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Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

>>>>> On Sat, 11 Mar 2000 22:32:34 +0100, Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> said:

    Josip> On Sat, Mar 11, 2000 at 04:06:01PM -0500, Jacob Kuntz
    Josip> wrote:
    >> behind in an industry that moves as fast as open source
    >> software, is idiocy.
    Josip> Why do we have to be a part of an industry? Debian would be
    Josip> commercial if we truely cared about the industry...

Just my two cents. You are right here.

    >> because slink is so far behind that it isn't usefull anymore.
    Josip> It's useful enough for a lot of people.
    >> IMHO, leaving out 2.4 is a bad idea. there were problems with
    >> 2.0 -> 2.2.  there was an incompatible build of lsof, as well
    >> as some networking problems.
    Josip> How horrible, disastrous! :>

Let me tell you something which happened with me. I was supposed to do a
debian install during a LUG meet and I had the slink CD's with me. ( the first 2.1 )
And as I go to the LUG meet, I get an Athlon 500 Mhz. When I put the Debian CD, it won't boot !!
Now what ?? RH 6.0 and RH 6.1 installs fine, but I am supposed to show a Debian install.
This was because the kernel on 2.1 won't boot on an Athlon ( even RH 5.2 wouldn't boot )
I am not here to drive a point, but just a thought. 

    Josip> Let's just get back to work... I have a ppp NMU to do :)

Back to work :-)
        - Khader
------------------------------------------------ @}-----------------
Perhaps Debian is concerned more about technical excellence rather than
ease of use by breaking software. In the former we may excel.  In the
latter we have to concede the field to Microsoft. Guess where I want to go
	- Guess Who ??

Syed Khader Vali (Siddiq)                          sid@sidcarter.com
Debian GNU/Linux (Woody)                    http://www.sidcarter.com

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