OSNews: Linux on Laptops Part II: Libranet 2.8.1
Feb 20, 2004, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tyler Bancroft)
"I poked around and found Libranet. Libranet currently offers
two options: download the free former version, 2.7 Classic, or ante
up and pay for Libranet 2.8. I downloaded 2.7 and gave it a try. I
was impressed. So I contacted Libranet, and they let me have a copy
of 2.8 to review.
"Libranet is based on Debian. This comes with both good and bad.
Being based on Debian means that you have apt-get, one of the
coolest things since Armand Bombardier sat down and hammered out
the snowmobile. Bad? Debian means the Debian installer. That is, if
Libranet used the default installer. Instead, you get something
that looks like the Debian installer at a glance, but isn't if you
look a bit closer.
"If you download and burn Libranet, 2.7 Classic fits on 1 CD. If
you buy 2.8, it's 2. Boot from the CD, and you get a welcome screen
much like Debian's. Pretty much the whole installation is
text-based. If you're like me, and you don't really care, good. If
you're a child of the GUI, fear not, cause it's hard to get lost.
Hit enter when you get to the 'boot:' prompt, and you're
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