Re: Making Debian available
On Sun, 17 Jan 2021 13:22:25 +0000, "Andrew M.A. Cater"
>On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 11:36:58AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
>> On Sat, 16 Jan 2021 10:58:33 +0000, "Andrew M.A. Cater"
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> >It already does: the second or third question gives you the option to install
>> > non-free firmware, if needed, from a USB stick. That method does work but
>> >very few people use it.
>> I have seen a site with thousands of Debian installations migrating
>> away from Debian to CentOS because a new generation of server hardware
>> would have needed netboot images with built-in firmware. Management
>> considered the operation I did on the image to make it work "black
>> wizardry" and decided that they wouldnt want to do that every time an
>> operating system update is released and ordered migrated away from
>> Debian instead.
>They might now be reconsidering: as noted on the Beowulf list. I had a similar
>smaller scale experience.
As far as I know they're currently negotiating for RHEL. Red Hat
should be at least giving us a thank-you note.
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