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Aug 01, 2003, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

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"Libranet is a bit different than the other GNU/Linux distributions we are considering this time around. In an era when distributions are often judged by the glitz that their installer and customized desktop provides, Libranet has neither glitz nor much of a customized desktop.

"At first glance, the Libranet installer could very well cause one to fear the worst about how long and arduous the installation might be. It is an old style text based installer, reminiscent of the days when Red Hat 5.x roamed the earth and GNU/Linux was still mostly unknown to the IT world.

"Looks, of course, can be deceiving, and that is the case for the most part with Libranet. While those who have never dealt with a text-based user interface such as the mid-90's GNU/Linux distributions or MS-DOS might need a little hand holding, underneath the unassuming interface is a very advanced installation tool..."

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