[Grml] Re: Debian Etch and grml

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Tue Jan 16 15:22:39 CET 2007

* Marc Haber <mh+grml at zugschlus.de> [20070116 15:09]:
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 01:50:59PM +0100, Michael Prokop wrote:
> > * Marc Haber <mh+grml at zugschlus.de> [20070116 13:15]:

> > > Fortunately, a lot of newbies use older hardware for Linux.

> > True for workstations, but IMO not true for notebooks.

> Using Linux on a notebook is "hohe Schule". Not a good idea for a
> newbie.

Yupp, but notebooks are getting much more common as they aren't that
expensive anymore (compared to just a few years ago). That's a trend
distributions have to be aware of if they want to stay in the
enduser market IMO.

> > > While this is for example understandable for exim 3, which has been
> > > obsoleted upstream by exim 4 some five years ago, this is ridiculous
> > > for some KDE apps which do not get upstream support because it is four
> > > weeks old.

> > Just think of the big KDE version steps between woody (2.2.2) and
> > sarge (3.3.2).

> We agree that the sarge release did take _TOO_ much time.

Sure, but that's something a user cannot control.

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