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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Distro Q

From: Horst Herb
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Distro Q
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 09:08:03 +0000
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On Tue, 4 Mar 2003 10:42 pm, richard terry wrote:
> Is anyone on the list using gentoo?

I used to for some time, and I liked it. However, I have come to the 
conclusion that it is a lot easier to maintain one single distro instead of a 
dozen different ones, and now I am using Debian to exclusion - a selection 
made through an evolutionary process over many years.

I don't think there is a single good reason *not* to use Debian except for the 
admittedly very poor installer & hardware detection. However, this has been 
overcome by Knoppix and the likes. I reckon Debian developers should just 
take any of the stripped-down basic Knoppix derivates and bolt a fool-proof 
hard disk install script on top of it.

- you can try the system out before you install it: you know it's going to 
work (and what's not working) before you waste your time modifying your 
- installation can be completely unattended (after trying it out and 
configuring it "live" from CD)


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