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Re: [OT, FLAME] Linux Sucks

On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 09:24:54AM -0500, Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:
> Quoting ronin2@bellatlantic.net <ronin2@bellatlantic.net>:
> > That would be fighting the last war, since Woody was the last gasp of
> > the boot-floppies installer.
> If Debian drops the boot-floppies, I will drop Debian for the same
> reason I dropped Slackware.  I have several serviceable machines with
> no CD drive, a floppy drive, and a NIC.  Sounds like Debian users are
> friends of Bill G., "We have ways of making you upgrade (to endlessly
> more expensive hardware)".

Dropping boot-floppies has nothing to do with dropping floppy
installation, any more than the name boot-floppies meant that Debian
could only be installed from floppies. Forget about the name. The new
debian-installer project is (well, will be) perfectly installable from
floppies, and in fact is planned to require you to feed in fewer floppy
disks than before.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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