[ILUG] Reccomending a distro for the offline user
bigbro at skynet.ie
Sat Apr 23 11:09:34 IST 2005
If the machine is going to be offline, then security considerations
(one of the main reasons for requiring updates) is somewhat lessened, so
it's really just a matter of getting the software you need in some kind
of maintainable packaged format.
If your target user is relatively new to Linux, I would suggest that
you go for one of the larger distros, simply because support,
applications and documentation is going to be so much easier to find.
RedHat, Debian, Mandrake and Ubuntu are all excellent and all have good
package management systems allowing you to either connect to the
internet for updates, or burn packages a CD (or similar) and update
offline machines from that medium.
Just my 2p worth (if even that much :-) ) Hope it helps.
> Thanks to all who replied to my post of a similar title. I managed to make a
> haems of my mail folder by playing with mutt while also running kmail, so I
> couldnt reply to the actual thread (lost all my old mail).
> I'll look into dynabolic. Another interesting distro I hadn't heard of was
> mentioned too, but I've lost those mails. Anbody care to send it again?
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