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[Gnumed-devel] Re: limitations of Mandrake

From: J Busser
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Re: limitations of Mandrake
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 01:26:04 -0800

At 7:34 AM +0100 11/19/04, Andreas Tille wrote:
I do not want to make Debian advertising but I hope you are aware that Debian
works on PowerPC (and on 11 other architectures as well).
Moreover I might add that I think I'll finish the Debian packaging next week.
I'm just waiting for some hints from Karsten how to bootstrap the server
sanely.  Once this is done the bug squashing season might start. :)

I had downloaded it and tried to install. It got a bit confusing with varying hard drive partition format requirements (needing an HFS Mac partition without which copying would not be possible from the Debian to OS X [UFS?] partition). Moreover yaboot didn't seem to behave the way the documentation said it should. I was a bit pressed for time and it was a year ago, it is possible I would now understand the instructions a bit better. Dual-boot would be nice but for a while I could tolerate having to reboot.

To be able to use Debian as a client OS, does a person need to be a power-user much more than for other Linux distros?. If I had trouble installing it myself, I could get help, but I certainly don't want to *need* help adjusting things that should be "basic" e.g. TCP/IP network settings, connecting to a choice of printers etc.

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