Installation - More user friendly
judmarc at fastmail.fm
Tue Mar 9 02:34:48 PST 2004
On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 22:28:44 -0500, Parv <parv at pair.com> wrote:
> in message
> <42184.108.40.206.170.1078798070.squirrel at bayok.msumain.edu.ph>,
> wrote rfa at msumain.edu.ph thusly...
>> I just want to know what the moderator thinks about this and the
>> ethical conditions that are touched...
> There is no official moderator per se. I think whom you are looking
> for is "nanny" or "philosopher" ...
>> Also are these kinds of posts tolerated?
> Well, you are seeing them on this list, aren't you? This will go on
> until one side tires or looses interest, only to be revived some
> time later. As always.
Just to shoehorn this thread back a bit in the direction whence it came:
Looking at <URL: http://www.distrowatch.com/>, specifically the page hit
rankings (on the right and down a little), at the moment the 5th-ranked
Linux distro with an upward trend is Debian, whose install makes FreeBSD's
look like an automated marvel in comparison. 6th-ranked, also with an
upward trend, is Gentoo, whose install is also relatively non-automated
and whose install instructions (the equivalent of the Handbook sections on
installation) are often noted for their difficulty. 8th-ranked, again
with an upward trend, is Slackware, whose text-based install is very
similar to FreeBSD's, with perhaps a bit more help text available.
Granted that the top 4 distros either have automagic installs (Mandrake,
Fedora/Red Hat) or no install at all (Knoppix, the Debian-based "live
CD"), it appears not to be true that popularity (at least the *nix world
version) requires a graphical automated install, were that the goal of the
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