Re: new to debian -- a few questions
On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 01:41 -0500, Kevin Mark wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 10:26:54PM -0800, Rich Rudnick wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-12-07 at 21:28 -0800, Marc Wilson wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 08:20:58PM -0800, Rich Rudnick wrote:
> > > > 'Debian' consists of the packages in main. The fundamental essence
> > > > (IMHO) of main is that these are packages put together by individuals
> > > > who have undergone a peer review process before getting commit rights to
> > > > main. Knoppix, ubunto, libranet, gnoppix and other derivatives take
> > > > snapshots of subsets of main...
> > >
> > > While your definition is accurate in the main, Ubuntu is a spcial case in
> > > that it doesn't take the garbage approach of the other pseudo-distributions
> > > you mention. It does not use Debian packages. It uses it's *own*
> > > packages and is, in fact, a real distribution.
> > >
> > > Not that I want to be seen as defending Ubuntu, of course... it's not
> > > something *I'd* ever use.
> > I did paint with a pretty big brush :) Of the four I mentioned, I've
> > used knoppix as a recovery system a couple of times, looked at gnoppix,
> > burned libranet and skipped it, and, since I currently live at the end
> > of a 3k pipe, need to depend on that peer review. Anybody wanna mail me
> > an ubuntu install disk? :_
> Hi Rich,
> I have met a few of the ubuntu Developers and it is an good 'desktop'
> product. It contains many DD's and is contributing back to debian. They
> would be only to happy to mail YOU cd's (if you go to the web site, you
> can order as many as you want--no cost for cd or shipping!) Mine were
> shipped from Switzerland about 2 weeks after my request.
Now that has to be the most old-fashioned thing I've seen on the net
since ... Ordered and done. Thanks.