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    Libranet Newsletter

    LIBRANET NEWSLETTER August 25, 2002


    Welcome to the Libranet newsletter.

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    BETA TESTING 2.7

    Libranet 2.7 has been released for beta testing. From the reports we
    have there are a few things that need fixing and we are preparing a beta2
    release with the changes. The beta testers are providing us with fast
    turnaround of testing so we expect to start shipping the final version
    at the end of August or more likely the first week of Sept.

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    MANY IMPROVEMENTS in 2.7

    We think 2.7 is by far the best Libranet release ever.

    A few features:
    KDE 3.0.3
    GNOME 2.0.1
    Kernel 2.4.19
    New adminmenu functions like firewall setup.
    Much smoother install with a brand new disk/partition setup program.
    Openoffice 1.0.1

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    YOU CAN PRE-ORDER 2.7

    You can pre-order Libranet 2.7 at:
    https://libranet.com/cgi-bin/pre-order.cgi

    Existing users can order at a reduced price.

    We hope everyone will purchase Libranet 2.7 and show their ongoing support.
    We need and appreciate your support. Thank you.

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    UPDATING A RUNNING 2.0 SYSTEM

    While we much prefer a fresh install, it is possible to update 2.0 to 2.7.
    We will be posting a guide for help in doing this. The proceedure involves
    running apt-get and dpkg so you should first be familiar with using these
    programs. We will not be able to provide support for this process.

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    LIBRANET FORUM GROWS

    The membership and articles posted on the Libranet forum is growing.
    The forum is reached at http://libranetlinux.com/forum/phpBB2

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    All the best.

    - The Libranet Team

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    Re:Libranet Newsletter

    well , when libranet created an easy debian distro,
    it let the genie out of the bottle:
    i bought libranet 2.0, and when kde3, gnome 2, or mozilla1
    came out, i easily #apt-getted them.
    this certainly reduced my incentive to buy
    libranet 2.7, bec now i can do all the updating i want on my own without buying a new distro! ;D

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    Re:Libranet Newsletter

    LIBRANET NEWSLETTER September 04, 2002


    Welcome to the Libranet newsletter.

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    2.7 RELEASED!

    Libranet 2.7 has been released for shipping.
    We think it's extremely good and seems to be running very well.
    The beta testers did a good job and we received lots of really good reports.

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    ORDERING YOUR COPY OF 2.7

    CDs:
    You can order Libranet 2.7 CDs at:
    https://libranet.com/cgi-bin/order.cgi

    Download:
    You can order the Libranet 2.7 download at:
    https://libranet.com/cgi-bin/down_order.cgi

    Existing Libranet users can order at a reduced price.

    We need and appreciate your support. Thank you.

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    LIBRANET FORUM

    If you visit the Libranet forum you will find plenty of friendly good-natured
    conversation.

    The forum is reached at http://libranetlinux.com/forum/phpBB2

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    All the best.

    - The Libranet Team

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    Re:Libranet Newsletter

    So many d*mn choices, so little money and time. I've tried two debian based distros and they did not like my computer. (I'm not judging Debian, mind you. I've had several RH based distros that didn't really like my computer, either) Maybe I'll have to try another one. What is the difference between Debian 3.0 and this one, as far as install and set up? How does it compare to Slackware (which I find amazingly simple to use)?

    I'm looking to buy a boxed set (as I want to help support the Linux cause) and am thinking seriously of buying Suse. Any help in the decision making process would be very much appreciated.

    Cheers

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    I posted this on Libranet's forum (paraphrased):
    I don't feel that I want to pay $45.00 for the latest release; I have Debian 3.0, and, IMHO, the value received is not enough to justify the cost.
    I DO think that Libranet is an excellent stepping stone to Debian, but anything that Libranet 2.7 offers is available in Debian. I still suggest Libranet for newbies, and I will continue to do so, but for me the cost is too high for what I would get.
    I wish Libranet the best of luck, but I won't be purchasing their latest release.

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    Re:Libranet Newsletter

    [quote author=stryder144 link=board=7;threadid=4725;start=0#48339 date=1031170042]
    So many d*mn choices, so little money and time. I've tried two debian based distros and they did not like my computer. (I'm not judging Debian, mind you. I've had several RH based distros that didn't really like my computer, either) Maybe I'll have to try another one. What is the difference between Debian 3.0 and this one, as far as install and set up? How does it compare to Slackware (which I find amazingly simple to use)?

    I'm looking to buy a boxed set (as I want to help support the Linux cause) and am thinking seriously of buying Suse. Any help in the decision making process would be very much appreciated.

    Cheers
    [/quote]
    i cant speak about slack bec ive never tried it, but the whole
    idea of libranet is all the features of deb, but an install
    just as ez as drake or RH. id recommend libranet 2.0
    because its a free DL, and you can do any upgrading
    you want with apt-get. ive gotta agree with charles dexter
    ward that $45 for libranet 2.7 doesnt seems like a good buy
    compared with $zero for libranet 2.0.

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    I recently installed Libranet 2.0 on my old IBM PII and I have to say that I do like it a lot, not that I didn't like Redhat, but Libranet just runs so much faster on this old machine and eats up less resources. Since I downloaded this version and know that I can easily upgrade the apps I still feel that when I am ready to upgrade I will probably purchase the new release. It will not kill me to dump $50 bucks into something that I like. Shoot I spend more than that on dinner for my wife and I when we dine out. This way I know that the distro wont die off from lack of support by the user base.

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    Libranet is ok but i could not make them understand that i did not want to completely reinstall Libranet to upgrade. Nor did i want to get all of the other crud that comes with upgrading 2.0 to 2.7. I wanted the Libranet components only and since this was a small portion of the distribution i did not want to pay $44 + US for for it. Pretty common business practise is to charge less for less.

    Anyway the developers forced me away from Libranet. Now I am using Arch Linux which is a little more work but far more suited to my needs. In a few weeks i will be contributing probably more to them than i would have paid Libranet for 2.7.

    What i did to create such a furor with the Libranet developers i don't know but that is past. Time will tell if this "distro" will survive the very critical linux community.

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    [quote author=Sarah31 link=board=7;threadid=4725;start=0#48876 date=1031676981]
    Libranet is ok but i could not make them understand that i did not want to completely reinstall Libranet to upgrade. Nor did i want to get all of the other crud that comes with upgrading 2.0 to 2.7. I wanted the Libranet components only and since this was a small portion of the distribution i did not want to pay $44 + US for for it. Pretty common business practise is to charge less for less.

    Anyway the developers forced me away from Libranet. Now I am using Arch Linux which is a little more work but far more suited to my needs. In a few weeks i will be contributing probably more to them than i would have paid Libranet for 2.7.

    What i did to create such a furor with the Libranet developers i don't know but that is past. Time will tell if this "distro" will survive the very critical linux community.
    [/quote]Couldn't agree more; too much money for value received.

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    [quote author=Bullgooseloony link=board=7;threadid=4725;start=0#48470 date=1031241692]
    ...but anything that Libranet 2.7 offers is available in Debian.
    [/quote]

    What about this adminmenu I keep hearing about; is that in Debian? How does adminmenu compare to WebAdmin?

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