Re: [email@example.com: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: GNU/Linux Cookbook addendum to addendum]]
On Sun, Aug 06, 2000 at 03:29:24AM -0500, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > http://www.debian.org/intro/about reportedly says
> > I'm still not convinced
> > Not to worry. As hard disk space has become cheap, most people
> > have at least 500MB of extra space. Debian can be easily installed
> > on this extra space and can coexist with your existing OS. If you
> > need more space, you can simply delete one of the OSes (and after
> > you see the power of Linux, we are sure it won't be Debian).
> > Could you please change Linux to GNU/Linux? I don't think it is the
> > kernel, Linux, alone that will convince people.
> How about:
> "Don't take our word for it - try Debian out yourself. Since hard
> disk space has become less expensive, you can probably spare about
> 500MB to try out the core Debian OS. If you eventually need more
> space, you can simply delete one of your OSes (and after you see the
> power of the Debian system, we are sure it won't be ours)."
> 1. It avoids the Linux - GNU/Linux flamewar.
> 2. It's more accurate, since Debian has variants that use both the
> Linux and GNU (Hurd) kernels.
> 3. The revised paragraph reads better to a native English speaker.
I've reworded the file now using your text (mostly), thanks.
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