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    use network to retrieve base.tgz (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, October 27 @ 10:53:52 BST

    One thing that has changed is the use of debootstrap to setup base.

    Previously it was extracted from a tarball, now the base packages can be retrieved via the net.

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    Re: Woody’s install process (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, October 27 @ 11:00:30 BST

    “Why would a volunteer project want to cater to clueless users who are unlikely to contribute anything back ?”

    Umm.. becasue they are still users.

    Debian doesnt exist for the gratification of its developers.

    There has to be an end user somewhere or whats the point.

    Besides, even “clueless users” can contribite usability info that can be used to improve the product.

    Read the Social Contract

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    Re: Woody’s install process (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, October 28 @ 18:52:13 GMT

    Because it’s not a fucking museum piece. It’s meant to be USED, so one ought to consider the USERS when making a distro.

    Besides, Mandrake et al have already written a hardware detection util and provided source.

    Oh wait, Debian is a NIH (not invented here) orientated distro.

    Well, then, it’ll never happen.

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