WindoWatch: Libranet GNU/Linux 2.7 [Review]

“Libranet is Canada’s foremost Linux distribution. They have
succeeded where others have failed. As far as I know, they are the
only commercial distribution based on Debian left standing. Perhaps
their success is due to the added value they provide to what is
essentially an easier to use Debian 3.0 release, or perhaps it’s
their attention to detail; making the small things easy for new
users. They have actively fostered a growing and enthusiastic user
community that willingly participates in their beta releases and in
educating users new to both Libranet and Debian. People from
Libranet also interact very openly with the user community paying
attention to their praises and concerns. Whatever it is that they
do right it seems to be paying off.

“Their latest release, version 2.7, is based on Debian 3.0
(Woody); however they have added a few extras that you won’t find
in the official Debian release. This includes software such as
kernel 2.4.19, GNOME 2.0, KDE 3.0.3, Mozilla 1.0 and OpenOffice
1.0.1 (OpenOffice is the Open Source equivalent to Sun’s StarOffice
6.0). This release comes on two CD’s easily making Libranet one of
the largest desktop distributions this side of SuSE. The amount of
software included on those two disks is astounding…”


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