[Rule] Debian install without cd

C David Rigby c.david.rigby at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 18:28:50 EEST 2007

Yes, we are in agreement on all these points. Cool.

I was not aware of your involvement in related activities, though. Feel free
to elaborate for those of us less in the know.


On 8/24/07, M. Fioretti <mfioretti at nexaima.net> wrote:
> On Fri, August 24, 2007 4:57 pm, C David Rigby wrote:
> > Seperately you (Marco) made the really good point that many newcomers
> face
> > daunting social and communication challenges when trying to get involved
> > in FOSS through the usual channels.
> Exactly. For the record, this is just the area where I have become more
> involved lately, as some of you may (hopefully) have already heard:
> establishing a new channel. Which, among other things, could also bring
> more
> families and schools to RULE and friends :-)
> > I think this is critical and the place that we can really make a
> > difference.
> I couldn't agree more. Let's just me stress (sorry, I know I'm obsessed
> about this...) that "really making a difference" means two equally
> important things:
> 1) providing installers and docs which require the smallest possible
>    amount of geekiness and previous ICT skills to recycle an old PC
>    for SOHO or study use (note that this, in and by itself, doesn't
>    stop at all what we could do from being also an excellent server
>    platform)
> 2) making sure that #1 above doesn't leave those users alone in a
>    desert (distro without alive online community) or in unfriendly
>    places (distro for die-hard software experts). By this I mean
>    "publishing a Debian netinstall howto is a wonderful thing, let's
>    not produce _only_ this kind of things if possible". In other words,
>    let's try to continue with installers for Fedora and/or Ubuntu? Others?
> Ciao,
>           Marco
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