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Linux.com: LUG Reviews Demo copy of Storm Linux

Feb 05, 2000, 20:36 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Gray)

[ Thanks to Jim Ray for this link. ]

"Stormix Technologies, Inc. really caught my eye with their ads in Linux Journal. "A storm is coming. It's time to close the Windows(tm)" was their slogan. Eye-popping graphics made it an all-around an enticing ad. Having ads in the LJ before even the beta distributions were made available added to my anticipation of the debut of Storm Linux as well."

"Storm Linux is a distribution based upon Debian. I've tried the Debian installation in the past, and it seems as if Stormix addressed many of my complaints about the Debian installation process. They've added a nice GUI installation, backed by a Text-mode installation that I found myself falling back upon in several early instances. I've seen some criticisms in the news groups and list-serves about the choices and features offered during the installation, but compared to to other Debian installations, these criticisms are really unjustified...."

"Storm's major contribution to the Debian format is the Storm Administration System (SAS). SAS is a lightweight administration tool for configuring networking, users, etc. The SAS is very intuitive to use, and lessens the learning curve for those who might be a little too used to the way that RedHat does things. If you're totally new to Linux, the SAS fits in to rather nicely to sys-admin duties."

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