OSNews: Introducing Lorma Linux 4.0
Dec 25, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manish Bansal)
"Lorma linux 4.0 is the first distribution to be based on Fedora
Core, outside of Redhat, that is. It is one of those new breed of
single-CD distros that try to include only the best-of-breed
"It is primarily a desktop distro and does not include any of
the software for setting up http/ftp/mail and other kind of
servers. Though the matter of choice vs simplicity is a debatable
issue, if you want 5 text editors in addition to OO.org and
Koffice, this distro is not for you.
"Lorma linux tries to offer what Fedora left out in its release.
Redhat users are all too familiar with the process of installing
lots of packages after installing the main OS. Its kinda like what
you do on Windows only on a smaller scale. But not so with Lorma.
Here you get everything that you wish Fedora had included. Don't
get me wrong on this one. I respect the stand taken by Redhat
concerning legal issues surrounding mp3 plug-ins and DVD content
(un)scrambling systems and other things. But looking at it from an
end-user's perspective, it's a bit of inconvenience. And that's
exactly what Lorma Linux promises to relieve us from..."
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