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Linux from Springer

In a word, I hated it.  

The good stuff:
  The install was the slickest I've seen.  
  The boot disk had a really great boot manager.  
  The package installation program that ran under X was gorgeous.
  The installation was drop dead simple.

The bad stuff:
  It was HUGE!  Ate a lot more disk space than Yggdrasil to install the
  same stuff.  Not a little more, a LOT.  I removed it and installed
  Debian.  Debian uses even less than Yggdrasil and has more doc.
  Been happy ever since.


   Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 10:25:40 -0400 (EDT)
   To: linux-sig at
   From: Tim Kay <tkay at>
   Subject: Linux from Springer
   I purchased a Linux CD distribution tiltled "Linux 
   Universe" from Springer (
   Anyone out there knowledgable about the history
   or quality of the Springer Linux dist?
   "The Linux Universe CD-ROM contains the new Linux Kernel 1.2.X "

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