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In reply to Julian Zimmerle:

"The debian model of having big distributions for different platforms is unsuitable, because it would require all software vendors to agree on a single distribution method."

Not true. Debian systems do not require that all software be installed using a single method.

"And it adds even more overhead, because then all the data files ... would all be duplicated"

Only if you package them naively, and even then only on the server (and any distribution media etc.)

I'm not saying that there isn't a point to be made here, but at the moment you are arguing it from a number of false premises.

 is a RISC OS Usergdshaw on 24/07/06 02:53AM
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