Home > Debian > Debian on Steroids: Libranet 2.7 Debian on Steroids: Libranet 2.7 Eugenia Loli 2002-10-06 Debian 14 Comments A plethora of applications, streamlined installation and increased performance make putting Debian on your desktop easier than ever. LinuxJournal introduces Libranet 2.7. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 14 Comments 2002-10-06 9:14 am I’ve been trying to find out what version of GCC Libranet 2.7 uses but haven’t been able to find out. 2002-10-06 10:48 am From experience, maybe adding a graphical front end to the installer would go a long way in calming the user’s nerves. Especially since you won’t have to tab between elements. 2002-10-06 10:51 am http://www.distrowatch.com –> package tracking! http://www.distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=libranet [it is 2.95.4] 2002-10-06 1:14 pm > http://www.distrowatch.com –> package tracking! > > http://www.distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=libranet > > [it is 2.95.4] No it’s 2.95.4-pre????, you know. 2.95.4 isn’t officially released yet but Debian uses a -pre Version with a lota patches. 2002-10-06 1:26 pm I’m glad to see a ‘review’ of Libranet. (Ok, does sound more like a plug than a review). If you like idea of Debian, but need a little helping hand, this is the way to go IMHO. 2002-10-06 9:18 pm So, is Libranet now the Best Linux Distro (TM) from a user-usability standpoint? I’d love to see a comparison between Libranet, Lycoris and Gentoo. 2002-10-06 9:27 pm How can you compare Gentoo and Lycoris, or Lycoris and Libranet. Apples and oranges. Gentoo and Libranet do have some common points, but Lycoris is truly a desktop system, Libranet is not as user friendly. Gentoo is definately not user friendly for newbies. So, depends what you want to do each time… 2002-10-06 10:20 pm –quoted by Eugenia– How can you compare Gentoo and Lycoris, or Lycoris and Libranet. Apples and oranges. Gentoo and Libranet do have some common points, but Lycoris is truly a desktop system, Libranet is not as user friendly. Gentoo is definately not user friendly for newbies. So, depends what you want to do each time. –/quoted by Eugenia– I agreed, about the Gentoo Linux. But, some editors should compare from Libranet to Lycoris to show the people that Libranet isn’t user friendly, yet. Because, Libranet’s website said that their goal is to replace any of OS. ================ We see the future in GNU/Linux. Libranet is not only a solid replacement for Microsoft Windows and NT, but surpasses it in almost all aspects. http://www.libranet.com/about_libranet.html ================ Libranet is eating their own word for now, unless they improvement this distro in the future if it’s true to be good enough for the replacements. 2002-10-06 10:50 pm qbert: default is gcc 2.95.4. gcc 3.0 and 3.2 are included on the cds. Libranet is not the most newbie-friendly distro out there. One advantage it has over Lycoris is that it includes GNOME, which I gather from the Lycoris forums is not supported by them and can be a pain to install. Since I installed Libranet nine days ago I’ve been trying out window managers, and XFCE and Fluxbox are pretty impressive. There is an amazing trove of software on the Libranet cds. Personally I enjoy trying out different file managers and editors and such, so I think the Lycoris philosophy of just picking the one best tool would be too limiting for me. 2002-10-06 10:56 pm Yes, why cant Lycoris add Gnome? is that so hard for them? onde day if they decide to include gnome, i will have a try, otherwise… they can do whatever they want to . but sorry, no gnome, no try! I am sorry to report that, but Licorys have just lost one more customer… goodbye “ex-Redmond-Linux” ! 2002-10-07 12:20 am >is that so hard for them? Yes. The WHOLE point of Lycoris is to offer an absolutely unified experience, be that is KDE OR Gnome. In fact, I know that the Lycoris guys want to completely remove support for GTK+/Gnome apps, until the two GTK+ and Qt teams have resolved any consistency issues. Lycoris COUNTS on the consistency/desktop product to make money. This is their business. By adding ANY other DE, it will not work as well for their plans. Am I right to assume that you don’t exactly understand the whole Lycoris idea? Read our recent review of Lycoris. 2002-10-07 7:33 am But, why not just use the PGI installer, then change to “testing?” FWIW, I’ve found Debian’s testing to be just as stable as most boxed distros (RH, Mandrake…). I’ve got a machine that I literally threw together about a month ago. I’ve only rebooted it once, and that was because I needed a patched kernel to support the hardware (newish mobo integrated sound). Unstable is also pretty damn stable for being “unstable.” 2002-10-07 4:12 pm What is “the idea” of debian? outdated software? 2002-10-07 9:50 pm The “idea” of Debian is that software should be stable and consistant accross multiple architectures. This means that although the ‘stable’ release contains software that is older than RedHat, SUSE, Gentoo, or many other distros, it is considerably more stable across a wide variety of platforms. Debian 3.0 (aka Woody) is known to handle up to 11 hardware architectures. This makes debian an ideal platform for various organizations that do not wish to lose the “initial investment value” of many older machines. I for one really appreciate this as most of my machines are around 4 yrs old. For example, my file server is a Pentium classic. Try installing win2k on that little guy. Never the less, Debian is economical, efficient, and reliable. Additionally it is entirely ‘free’ both in cost and philosophy. Which is my favorite part.