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LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch Review of Storm Linux 2000

Mar 08, 2000, 18:59 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

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"However, what Stormix adds to the basic Debian GNU/Linux distribution in Storm Linux 2000 is extremely noteworthy, especially as Linux becomes a factor in the corporate, enterprise, and educational spaces. Besides being extremely easy to install, Storm Linux adds one crucial piece of functionality of obvious importance: the framework for a administration system that relies on open modules...."

"Every major Linux distribution adds value to Linux, whether it be advanced configuration tools (like Red Hat Linux or Linux-Mandrake) or other technologies (like the clustering technologies provided via TurboLinux)."

"Storm Linux adds value through its Storm Administration System. SAS has the potential of being a valuable tool: by using modules for administration, it should be easier to add administration tools, particularly when system developers can add their own C- or Perl-based modules. Right now this is more concept than reality: there doesn't seem to be huge libraries of modules sitting anywhere on the Web, and Stormix doesn't really even push the development of modules (the Stormix Web site doesn't mention any APIs or guides to developing modules)."

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