Manchester Free Software Talk : An Introduction To The Debian Project by Leslie I'Anson - Tuesday, 16th February
Leslie I'Anson <me@...
2010-02-01 14:19:33 GMT
This month's Manchester Free Software talk will take place on Tuesday,
16th February. Please read on for more details...
This month's talk, delivered by Leslie I'Anson, has one simple
objective which is to answer the following question:
"From the literally hundreds of GNU/Linux distributions in existence,
what makes Debian special?"
Leslie has been using some form of the GNU/Linux operating system as
his primary desktop environment since the Summer of 2007 and since
then he has experimented with a multitude of different distributions;
form the "easy-to-use" ( i.e Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE) to the
down-right "hardcore" ( LFS, Slackware, Gentoo and Arch). All in all,
Leslie's estimates that he's used over twenty different incarnations
of this popular free software platform.
However, one distribution keeps drawing him back - Debian (which
indecently was Leslie's first ever experience of a free software
operating system). Believing that he has finally settled down with his
one true love, Leslie attempts to explain why this is and, as you will
no doubt discover, the rational behind this decision is far from
So join us if you will for, what will (hopefully) be, an entertaining
and enlightening introduction to both Debian as operating system and