On Saturday 23 April 2005 11:09 am, Gareth Eason wrote:
> 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.
>> Best regards,
I think what I'll do is get the source for the apps on the live distros
mentioned already and install them on the likes of either mandrake or fedora
for him. Then he can maintain everything else himself via packages.
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