[Comm-en] few questions

Egor Grebnev egor at altlinux.ru
Mon Aug 4 15:14:04 MSD 2003


Thank you for your friendly attitude towards our distributions. I really 
hope that you will like Junior once you download and install it!

>I m now downloading junior 2.2. I m impressed by all the reviews out there 
>about alt and sure by sisyphus. So I cant wait to try it. My question is: can 
>I only download the first cd and make an installation with kde, apt with it 
>and the add the software that I want from sisyphus?
You certainly can. The first ISO image of Junior contains everything 
(well, maybe almost everything) you need for the everyday home and 
office tasks. You will only need the second image of Junior if you 
intend to build & develop software yourself. But if you are going to use 
Sisyphus, I really doubt that you will ever need it.

>Anathor question is about the popularity of the distro. All the reviews that I 
>read were saying that Alt was one of the best distros out there. So why it is 
>not so popular (Im talking about internation popularity) maybe it lacks a 
>well maintained international comunity? It is sad to see that a distribution 
>which recieves excelent reviews is not known by many linux users. By the way 
>after downloading it I plan to write  a review of it in turkish in 
>linuxturkey so maybe I can help a little to the formation of a larger 
>international community.
Thank you, a review in Turkish is a great idea! And you are right: we do 
not yet have many people in our international community, even though we 
really deserve more popularity. Currently, our team is working on this 
problem, and you may expect every new distribution to be more 
'international' than the previous.

We are also seriously considering all propositions for international 
partnership, so if any of our readers wishes to join our business and 
spread ALT Linux in his country/region, he is welcome to contact me. 
There are several possible partnership schemes, and I will be glad to 
send more details upon request.

Egor Grebnev
ALT Linux Team

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