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Re: Making Debian available, non-free promotor



On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 05:14:14PM +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2021-01-12 16:36 +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 02:48:22PM +0000, Dan Pal wrote:
> >> Hello Debian Developers,
> >
> > Hello World,
> >
> >  
> >> I am writing to you from my Debian-Buster 10.6 laptop – that used
> >> to be a Windows 10 laptop. I would not be using Debian at all except I
> >> was able to find a dvd version at debian.org to install. I couldn’t
> >> install from a net install version because of my wireless chipset not
> >> being supported directly by Debian. The current policy of hiding other
> >> versions of Debian is limiting the adoption of your OS by people like
> >> me who are interested in moving from Windows 10.
> >
> > Seen the "I think it could be better", not yet seen the "how"
> >
> >  
> > Please elaborate the improvement.
> 
> Provide a way to discover the working netinst with non-free firmware,
> right now it seems to be impossible to find.

Ah, yes I also wonder how much the world will improve
if non-free would be split in non-free and non-free-firmware.
Currently is non free firmware a hugh promoter of non-free in
/etc/apt/sources.list

 
> The official netinst image advertised on the homepage is for servers and
> virtual machines only.  How is an average user of Windows or even other
> GNU/Linux distributions supposed to know that official Debian images do
> not offer network access during installation on desktops and laptops?




Regards
Geert Stappers
-- 
Silence is hard to parse


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