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Alternatives --> Linux packaged for MS Windows users.
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On Thu, Dec 23, 1999 at 01:13:15PM -0800, Chris Albertson wrote:
| Here is something someone may want to try out. LinuxOne has
| made installing Linux mostly painless for MS Windows users.
Chris (and all),
LinuxOne seems to be clouded in (unanswered) controversy within the Linux
community, so perhaps it is best avoided until something more is known
about their products (they "developed" these _after_ they filed for an
IPO). There are links to articles about `the strange cae of LinuxOne' at
the bottom of this email.
Here are some alternatives (for installation from inside Windows):
[Peanut Linux, PhatLinux, Armed Linux, WinLinux2000, DragonLinux]
+ Peanut Linux <http://metalab.unc.edu/peanut/>
For a small download (48MB) you can either:
= Partition and Install from inside Windows.
(doc: INSTALL.TXT, section 2)
= DOS-mode installation to an existing DOS partition.
(doc: INSTALL.TXT, section 4)
The Peanut Linux site says:
"...just 48Mb of files contain the already pre-software
configured OS with a spectacular GUI and the most
versatile operating system available today!..(Especially
made for people new to Linux)."
+ PhatLinux <http://www.phatlinux.com.>
"Phat Linux is recognized over other distributions in
it's class for being the most mature because it has
been around the longest. It also boasts the easiest
installation; all the user needs to do is select the
drive on which to install, and let it go. Version 3.2
was recently released."
+ ArmedLinux <http://www.armed.net>
CNet Review: http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10147-100-916221.html
+ WinLinux2000 Beta version <http://www.winlinux.net>
+ DragonLinux <http://www.dragonlinux.nu/>
Downloads of ALL of these (and others) can be made from links at Tucows:
Plus, if anyone wants to find out more about the Free Software/ Open Source
movement (philosophy, movers+shakers, business models, etc.), this is as
good a place to start as any:
Hope this helps.
Long-Time TASS lurker (who finally has something to say).
Here are some articles about the `existence of LinuxOne'.
"The Strange Case of LinuxOne"
"Linux IPO Plan Draws Fire"
"LinuxOne unveils Linux-on-Windows LinuxLite"
"LinuxOne takes more than a leaf out of Red Hat's book"
"LinuxOne aims to raise $24.75 million in IPO"
"LinuxOne's IPO filing irks the faithful"
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