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    Re: Woody’s install process (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, October 28 @ 14:27:22 GMT

    Answer to 2) :

    Most (if not all) graphical installations are GPL’ed. Those installation *have*been already written.


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    Re: Woody’s install process (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, October 29 @ 02:19:34 GMT

    1) If the user cannot navigate a simple text-based install process, how do you expect them to install and configure a GUI environment in order to get a GUI interface?

    The user shouldn’t have to configure a GUI. It should simply work, right out of the box.

    That is the price you pay for attempting to market an OS to people who refuse to learn about it.

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    Re: Woody’s install process (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, October 29 @ 16:03:29 GMT

    Debian, by virtue of its non-profit, volunteer status, is perhaps the distro that will survive the longest, enduring the lean econiomies that can cripple for-profit outfits such as RedHat, SuSE, or Mandrake.

    LINUX ain’t just for programmers anymore, its for USERS. Of course, since its free, no one has a legitimate gripe about missing features. None the less, If the Progeny installer was ported over to Woody, as an option, this would be a good thing. There are thousands of new users who give up because they just can’t get the system installed and all their hardware up and running. If they could, they might ease-in and start poking around, learning the ins-and-outs of system configuration and administration. This is an early turn-off. I admit, that I often question whether I want linux to cater to the MS crowd, but frankly, the more who adopt the system, the more apps that will become available.

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    Re: Woody’s install process (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 05 @ 13:14:56 GMT

    > so the reason there is no GUI install

    > process is because YOU have not written one.

    Yeah, right. And the reason why there is no car that can fly and uses only water as fuel is because YOU have not built one.

    Seriously, I find that “do it yourself, dickhead” attitude really annoying. That said, I still use debian because it works for me and I don’t have to deal with the many assholes that are involved in the process.

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