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    New Libranet
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 – 20:31
    The commercial Debian based Libranet distribution has announced version 2.0 of its distribution. Highlights include a new installer and kernel 2.4.

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    Subject: Re: You can d/l ver 1.91 here
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2002/02/08 – 03:16
    Well for starts they claim to have completely rewritten the installer that comes with ver 2.0.
    Plus there are more, and more recent apps on 2.0.
    Ver 1.91 was a one cd affair. Ver 2.0 is 2 cd’s.
    plus the value added features of Libranet such as
    Adminmenu,etc, are being continually refined.

    I believe they offered a free d/l because people
    were complaining that couldn’t sample the product
    before they buy it. Making the earlier version
    available for free d/l attempts to answer this complaint. Seems pretty straight forward to me.

    There seems to be a certain amount of indifference to mild hostility to Libranet from
    some Debian enthusiasts.
    It seems to me they serve a useful service in
    putting together an easily installable and easily
    maintained offering of more updtodate offerings
    than Debian stable.
    Sure you can always update with apt, but there are those who want to use Debian but don’t want
    to mess with that. At least not at first.
    Myself, I went from Corel to Libranet to Debian
    on its own.
    As long as Libranet brings more people over to
    Linux and Debian, ( I think it serves as a good
    intro to both) they have my blessings.

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    Subject: Re: You can d/l ver 1.91 here
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/02/12 – 16:42
    I’ve run various versions of Debian on a bunch of different machines. I love it; it’s great; I love apt-getting — it’s the reason I haven’t made the move back to RedHat or Suse or Mandrake.

    That said, I am not a Debian guru unlike some of you folks here. I sometimes have a lot of trouble getting some things to run properly. I’m hoping that Libranet will allow me to spend less time administering my machine and more time for my fiancee to play tetris-clones, websurf and read her email.

    I’ll continue to run Woody on my work machine. I’m going to use Libranet at home, though. I’m also willing to pay a few bucks to reward the people who busted their asses to get a good (I’m assuming) product together. Give the Libranet folks some respect (and a chance to earn a living) and don’t spread free ISOs of 2.0. Use 1.9.1 if you want a free-ride.

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