Re: new to ydl...sort of

Subject: Re: new to ydl...sort of
From: Andu (
Date: Sun Aug 15 1999 - 23:05:09 MDT

>Taro Fukunaga wrote:
>> I've had my eyes on ydl for some time. I currently run MkLinux on two
>> PowerMacs, and one is PCI, so I'm thinking of downloading the RPMS and
>> trying it out. It would be nice if you had some kind of trial version
>> (this is a bad way of stating it. I mean the kind that you can load
>> without doing a full installation. Something that's about 100MB or so,
>> just enough to get a boot prompt and a minimal X window going.) just so
>> that people like me could get a feel for what Yellowdog's like in real
>> time.
>> Taro Fukunaga
>Taro: I wouldn't hesitate to setup ydl if I were you. I used to run
>mklinux as well, and have graduated to a pci machine as well. I have
>champion server 1.1 installed, and running well. I'd have to say that it's
>one of the better distributions I've used to date. I have run mklinux,
>redaht 5.2 and 6.0 on i386, linuxppc 4 and 5/1999, so I've a fairly good
>idea about whats out there. Ydl is stable, fast and has a good installer
>as well. Support via the mail list is excellent as well.
>Neil Jolly

I agree with Neil 100% but I would strongly recommend (Dan!) a YDL lite.
LinuxPPC guys had a good idea a while ago (it didn't quite fit on a 100MB
zip as they claimed) but despite the success they decided to discontinue
LPPC lite.
 The full distribution (server) could also be overkill for many users and a
painful download .

Regards, Andu

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