On Mon, Jan 10, 2000 at 05:19:49PM +0000, Alex O'Connor wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am wondering what might be the best place to get a copy of Debian. Does
> anyone know the latest version?
There's a 2-CD version of Debian 2.1 sold by Cheapbytes for $8.95 - after
shipping charges, this works out to IEP13.03.
According to http://www.debian.org/distrib/vendors the Irish vendor is
Netcheck Ltd., the contact email is edward at netcheck.ie.nu - there are no
You can burn your own CDs - details at http://cdimage.debian.org/ - if you
have access to a fast Net connection and burner, this might be the cheapest
The ACTUAL latest version is the unstable 'potato' version (2.2), which is
currently being finalised before release. There aren't any CD images for
this, and updates for packages come out every day, so it's not really an
option yet for home use... they were talking about something like a late
February release, and the CD images for this will be out soon after. If
you're interested in a fresh face for your machine, I really would
recommend going for the new version.
> I used to have RedHat 5.2 on my old machine, but I decided a new machine
> deserves a new distro.
Hmmm well one thing you could do is install Debian 2.1 - the upgrade to
2.2 should be rather painless, apt-get does most of the hard work for you.
Or just wait another month or two - but Potato is very nice - you won't be
disappointed with it!
Gary Coady - gary at netsoc.tcd.ie - http://www.netsoc.tcd.ie/~gary/
It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm
really quite busy.
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