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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: Thursday, 2002/02/07 – 21:14
    http://www.libranet.com/download.html

    When they put out a new version then 2.0 should
    be downloadable as well.

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    Subject: Re: You can d/l ver 1.91 here
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2002/02/07 – 22:49
    That’s ridiculous.

    Why should a commercial company put out a free version of Debian when there already is one out?

    I’m sure there’s something in the new Libranet that makes it all worth it.

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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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    Subject: Re: You can d/l ver 1.91 here
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2002/02/14 – 14:47
    You should do what I do. Download the last storm linux iso and use that as your base. This way you get some admin tools and a kick as installer. Frankly, I am still amazed at how much the stock debian installer sucks ass. It reminds me of when I used to install netware 3.12 which is really sad. I mean storm, and corel came out eons ago and yet their installers remain untapped for use. Then again easy and debian have always been opposites.
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    Subject: Re: New Libranet
    Author: kyrre
    Date: Thursday, 2002/02/07 – 04:38
    Anyone know where I can find ISOs? ftp.libranet.com/pub is empty.
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    Subject: Re: New Libranet
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2002/02/07 – 12:51
    Eventually, I’ll bet it’ll show up here:
    http://www.linuxiso.org/libranet.html
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    Subject: Re: New Libranet
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2002/02/07 – 05:39
    v.2.0 is only available on CD when you order for $49
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    Subject: Re: New Libranet
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2002/02/14 – 14:52
    Which is why they will be out of business in 6 months. Seriously when you use debian you are marginalized enough, when you then make your distro non-free your just f’ing up big time. Do yourself a favor and use something like Storm or Progeny to start then upgrade it makes your life easier. Or you could do what I do and stop using debian all together until debian proper actual becomes user friendly. Which at their pace will happen by 2010.
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    Subject: Re: New Libranet
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/02/19 – 00:29
    They allow downloading after a sufficient time to recoup the investment in making it. The previous version, 1.9.1, is downloadable now.

    2.0 will be available, just not for a while – probably 6+ months.

    ..and, Libranet’s been around for quite a while, and show no signs of going out; they’re Very popular with their userbase.

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    Subject: Re: New Libranet
    Author: rich4421972
    Date: Saturday, 2002/06/29 – 07:23
    I have to give you credit for catching on to the main idea of debian. Libranet provides a service, though. Customer service is a business. This is money. If you please your customers enough, they will always come back. That is why we have Pall Mall, Marlboro, Winston, etc. It is an economic thing called “brand loyalty.” Libranet users are “libranet users” not wandering debian users. Check us out, sometime.
    http://www.libranet.com
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    Subject: Huh???
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/02/11 – 14:16
    Huh??

    Isn’t that impossible with Debian? Or at least with GNU stuff itself?

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    Subject: Re: Huh???
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/02/12 – 05:58
    No it’s not illegal. If someone makes something under the gpl they are not forced to return the changes back to the main source, give away their product or make the source code freely available. What they are required to do is to grant you the same rights they have on the software when they give/sell you the software and to give you the source code if you want it.

    They are aloud to charge for distributing the product but if you get a copy you can distribute it to as many people as you want for any or no cost at all.

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    Subject: Re: New Libranet
    Author: Johannes
    Date: Thursday, 2002/02/07 – 12:52
    But do they have an apt source available? If yes, I guess you could easily install Libranet if you wish to do so, by using Debian boot floppies together with their online package sources.
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    Subject: new installer?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/02/06 – 21:38

    apt-get and debian is so easy to install…

    see lynx -dump www.soda.mine.nu

    www.soda.mine.nu

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    Subject: Re: new installer?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/05/29 – 05:37
    LibraNet is Debian, but has its own installer, pretty sweet actually. libraNet is a package developer company and uses Debian as their source. If you haven’t sampled their offering you should. Their support and email based user group has to be experienced to be believed. Newbies are not only wlecomed, but encouraged. I was a RedHat user for years, but LibraNet is so much eaier to use, and so much more stable, I am not running a single redaht machine now. I have two MS machines left, but not for long. Bye winblows.
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    Subject: Re: new installer?
    Author: searcher
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/02/06 – 23:46
    I’m curious, getting a lot of email from this?
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