LinuxIran.org: Looking at Libranet GNU/Linux 2.8
Aug 12, 2003, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Only one word can describe Libranet's installer: 'awesome'.
Libranet's installer is text based (gasp), but it is simple, clean,
easy to use, and smooth. Unfortunately there is this mentality
among many computer users that everything graphical is easy to use,
and anything text based is geeky and is not user friendly.
Libranet's installer just shows how wrong this mentality is. I
myself have dozens of times found my self in a situation dealing
with a graphical installer, where I just don't know where to click
because everything is so messed up. And I don't understand why some
people call those eye candy useless installers which are barely
able to perform their jobs; 'user friendly'. Don't get me wrong, I
have nothing against a graphical installer. But in my opinion an
installer (or in fact any kind of program) can be good and user
friendly, or can be bad an useless, regardless of wether they are
graphical or text based.
"Like nearly all other GNU/Linux distros, the Libranet installer
starts by asking you about your keyboard layout. After this you are
required to partition your hard drive, and mount necessary
partitions. Libranet gives you the option of using a couple of
filesystems, namely ReiserFS, ext3 and ext2. I opted for my
preferred file system which is ReiserFS. Libranet also gives you
the ability to use GNU Parted, to resize existing FAT or NTFS
partitions. I didn't test this feature because I didn't have a
windows partition on any of my testing systems, but I have heard
that it works flawlessly..."