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Re: [OT, FLAME] Linux Sucks

Quoting Jamin W. Collins <jcollins@asgardsrealm.net>:
> On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 09:24:54AM -0500, Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:
> > 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)".
> > 
> > :P
> Oh yea, Debian requires "expensive hardware".  Guess I was mistaken when
> I installed woody on my old 486SX25 a while back.

That's why I like Debian.  SuSE dropped support for 486s.  Slackware
dropped support for floppy installs.  It sounded like Debian was going
to drop floppy installs.  I have been re-assured that this isn't the
case.  boot-floppies is the name of a particular installer.  The new
installer can also install from floppies and will take fewer
floppies.  (Fewer than 6 for a network install? or fewer than the 25
or so for a base install).  My 486DX25 laptop can continue to run
Debian along with my 133MHz 5x86 Mailman server.

False alarm,

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