Re: [OT, FLAME] Linux Sucks
Quoting Jamin W. Collins <email@example.com>:
> 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.