Posted by: Administrator
on January 29, 2004 10:21 PM
I have used all versions of Libranet from v1.9.1 through 2.8. It was admittedly the third Linux distro that I tried. I continue to use it; I have, however, set up complete newbies on SUSE download.
The install is *much* easier than the Debian woody. I think there is an editing problem at the beginning of the article.
The install has never failed to reboot my machine automatically. It has equally never failed to bring up the Internet as soon as the install finished.
Since at least v2.7, it has consistently recognized my four year-old high-end monitor by name and by precise specs. The install CD (which, I believe, uses RedHat kudzu) clearly has access to an extensive database.
Your negative comments about security overlook the point that Libranet, as installed, is among the most secure out-of-the-box distros around. Others have tested it with, for example, nessus and have found it solid.
Another major plus of Libranet is the user mailing list. It has a wide range of users, young, old, newbies, Linux gurus<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... etc. The tone is friendly and the signal-to-noise ratio is high.
I am disappointed with your overall lukewarm conclusions<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... but I am an unabashed fan of the distribution.