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Old 09-20-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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I want to try Libranet 3.0 without paying $90...


Hey guys...

I have started looking at Libranet.. and decided I would really like to give it a try.. However.. I, obviously want to try the latest version...3.0... and it looks to me like the only way to do that is to buy it for $90...

If I really like it.. I have no problem paying for it.. but I'm not going to pay all this money to decide that I really dislike it..

Anyone know where I can download it? Or if you have it, send me an email and maybe you can send me the discs...
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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Currently, Libranet 3.0 is only available via purchase. However, it comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, so you wouldn't be risking the cash. They also make the earlier 2.8 version available for free download, so you might want to try that first to determine whether or not the distro meets your needs.

Otherwise though, asking for help in obtaining free copies of retail software isn't permitted on the forums - substitute "Norton Anti Virus" or "Microsoft Office" in place of Libranet in the original post and you'll see what I mean.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:58 PM   #3
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Yeah, i guess you're right. I didn't mean it like that.

It says on the site that if you purchase a copy you are free to install it on as many computers as you want, so I figured it wasn't the same as something like RHEL or SLES that makes you purchase per-seat licensing...

I wasn't aware of the 30-day-moneyback deal.. maybe I will try it. 2.8 might suit my needs for simply testing out the AdminMenu... which is what got my attention in the first place.

Thanks for the info J.W.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:32 AM   #4
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Hi halo. FWIW this is sort of the deal that SuSE has going - it's one of my preferred distros, but you can't necessarily get their latest releases until a couple of months after their debut, which is kind of a drag. OTOH I recognize that they put a lot of effort into things, and that I shouldn't be expecting them to release their latest and greatest right away.

In any event, as I mentioned if you're considering Libranet the current download might be the way to go; if it looks good then moving ahead with 3.0 might be the ticket. Assuming you do check out 3.0, please post back with your review/comments. I'd expect that there are plenty of people who'd be interested in hearing what 3.0 is like, and as a long time LQ'er any feedback you have would be welcome. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 08:32 AM   #5
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Okay, cool. We'll see how it pans out.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 04:53 AM   #6
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A few days ago I got an email from libranet saying they will not accept any more new orders for product. They will still provide support for the users they have now. Don't know if they are throwing in the towel or not. The libranet founder passed on to computer heaven. Maybe the will to stay in the fray went with him.
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Old 10-02-2005, 05:34 AM   #7
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On distrowatch, you can read that, too. I have received the same e-mail than the previous poster.
Libranet is very good and works well with debian repositories. The Adminmenu is very useful for newbies
and can help you configure a home-made kernel, if that is the info you're looking for. Sadly the future for
this good distro seems hazy, at best. IMO, it is worth the money if you' re a total newbie...
 
Old 10-02-2005, 09:59 AM   #8
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wow.. thanks for the info. Sorry to hear about that.. I'm not a total newbie, I just like to try different things a lot... I'm very comfortable with debian when I use it, I was just interested in the AdminMenu. Maybe if Libranet end up going away, they will donate the AdminMenu as a possible add-on for normal Debian.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 08:52 AM   #9
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Hrm.. the creator of Libranet was Jon Danzig... wonder if he's any relation to Glen? There can't be *that* many Danzig's around....
 
Old 10-07-2005, 11:33 PM   #10
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Libranet

Hi Halo 14

I use Libranet myself and think it one of, if not the best Distro around. Of course I'm biased. You may be interested to know that Tal Guarantees satisfaction. If you are unhappy with your purchase he will gladly refund your money. Check out the Libranet site and forums

Mel
 
Old 10-29-2005, 11:30 AM   #11
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You could have a preview of Libranet at http://www.linuxdemos.com/product_in...roducts_id=188
 
Old 12-16-2005, 06:22 PM   #12
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I installed Libranet 2.8.1 today and built a Debian Sarge system with it in 2 hours.
One of the most painless linux installs I've had, everything works out of the box:
Audigy soundcard, which caused problems with kernel 2.6.12, Prolink bt878 TV card which did not work at all due to problems with autodetection and a HP multifunction scanner/printer.
Now I'll stick with this setup for a long time, --stick with Sarge if your needs are modest (I don't even burn dvd's). I even use the 2.4.27 kernel from Sarge, why not when it works better?
Libranet adds many things that makes the OS easier to work with and set up.
If you perform a minimal install with 2.8.1 and then upgrade carefully to Sarge it's no problem and Libranet is so professional it's still worth it to try 2.8.1.
I bought 2.8.1 at a discount price, afterwards I've tried mepis and Sid, Etch.
But I missed my Libranet installation so i tried to go back - I had not dreamed it would work as good as this.
No need for me to buy 3.0.

Last edited by coyopil; 12-16-2005 at 06:26 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 10:07 PM   #13
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I have to agree

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyopil
I installed Libranet 2.8.1 today and built a Debian Sarge system with it in 2 hours.
One of the most painless linux installs I've had, everything works out of the box:
Audigy soundcard, which caused problems with kernel 2.6.12, Prolink bt878 TV card which did not work at all due to problems with autodetection and a HP multifunction scanner/printer.
Now I'll stick with this setup for a long time, --stick with Sarge if your needs are modest (I don't even burn dvd's). I even use the 2.4.27 kernel from Sarge, why not when it works better?
Libranet adds many things that makes the OS easier to work with and set up.
If you perform a minimal install with 2.8.1 and then upgrade carefully to Sarge it's no problem and Libranet is so professional it's still worth it to try 2.8.1.
I bought 2.8.1 at a discount price, afterwards I've tried mepis and Sid, Etch.
But I missed my Libranet installation so i tried to go back - I had not dreamed it would work as good as this.
No need for me to buy 3.0.
The main conveniences in Libranet 3.0 are a somewhat more integrated graphical user interface to all of the Libranet administrative tools in Adminmenu and any other system management tools. Unfortunately, the graphical process actually introduced some bugs, so Libranet 2.8.1 is the most stable release that is available.

I used Libranet 2.0 for almost three years, upgrading to "unstable", which, frankly, was not unstable at all for me. Three years isn't bad at all. I then went to Libranet 2.8.1. I purchased Libranet 2.7, mostly out of thanks to Jon and Tal, but I was happy with what I had. However, the 2.8.1 release was a nice upgrade, and to my way of thinking, their best release of all. It received better documentation, a nice self contained repository that you could use, if you were afraid of messing up your Debian repositories, and a really solid set of utilities, including the easiest and best kernel management tools provided with any distro.

I use Libranet 3.0 now, and I participated in it's Beta testing, but I have to confess, Libranet 2.8.1 was my personal favorite.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 11:30 PM   #14
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i used libranet 2.7 for awhile, it was one of the best distros i ever used. then something got seriously messed up (user error ) when i was upgrading some things with the debian repositories, so i just switched over to debian since i wasn't using a gui with it at that point anyway.

i downloaded 2.8.1 six months or so ago, but i never got around to using it. but it always seemed to me that libranet is what distros like ubuntu should have been. great usability, and somehow really "light" feeling and fast. i have an unused ubuntu partition that i just never use, i think i'll put 2.8.1 on it this weekend and check out libranet again. it's really a great distro. if you can't get 3.0, definitely get a copy of 2.8.1 and go with that.

Last edited by slackhack; 12-16-2005 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 01:01 PM   #15
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2.8.1 + Sarge still cuts it 8-)

I installed 2.8.1 without Gnome and KDE and then built a Sarge system,
making sure to keep Libranet customizations.
I did go from gdm to kdm and I use Windowmaker for most things..
The system is really fast and the Libranet folks believe in keeping things simple.
It's a really good combination with Sarge. To think I even tried Xandros..

Last edited by coyopil; 12-31-2005 at 03:07 PM.
 
  


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