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RE: Requesting distro info

Title: RE: Requesting distro info

Thanks Craig,

How does this Description sound?

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution and the largest in terms of packages (comes with over 2250 packages). It is maintained and updated through the work of users who volunteer their time without a commercial agenda. Along with its large selection of prepackaged software is contains advanced package management tools that allow for easy installation and maintenance on individual systems and workstation clusters. Extensive pre-release testing is done to ensure the highest degree of reliability possible, and a publicly accessible bug tracking system provides an easy way to monitor customer feedback.

Btw, "Target market" refers to the group of people for whom the distro is best suited (people wishing to use free software?)

And, in Debian's case, I think the only Desktop is Gnome...correct?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: csmall@eye-net.com.au [mailto:csmall@eye-net.com.au]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 9:58 PM
> To: Anne Sharp
> Cc: 'webmaster@debian.org'; debian-publicity@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Requesting distro info
> G'day,
>   I have attempted to answer your questions.  However some people may
> have better answers than me.  I have also CC'ed this to
> debian-publicity
> list which may be able to help you better.
> Name of Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux
> Stable Version: 2.1 (slink) but we are soon moving to 2.2 (potato)
> Developed by: The Debian Project
> URL: http://www.debian.org/
> FTP site: ftp.debian.org plus many others, see
>           http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist
> Languages: Chinese Finnish French German Italian Japanese
> Korean Norwegian Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish Polish
> Romanian  - note this may mean the website only, the
> documentation or the packages.
> Target Market: I'm not sure what you mean here.
> Desktop Environments: Same with this one
> Configuration tool (lizard, linuxconf, yast, etc.): dselect, gnome-apt
> Package Manager: apt
> Platform: x86, alpha, arm, m68k, mips, pa-risc, powerpc,
> sparc, sparc64
> Type: (Full-sized, floppy, mini, embedded, for DOS/ Windows
> or "OTHER"):
> ? full sized? Debian is the largest in terms of number of packages.
> > Description (100 words or less):
> Hopefully someone else can work on this.
>   - Craig
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