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Thu, 26 Apr 2007

How stupid can one be?

Do you know MSDNAA? That's a program from Microsoft offering their products to students at many universities. So not even this bullheaded users of this "free software" thingy have an excuse of not using their products when participating in different courses. In our case they even offer most of their stuff as ISO-Images. Shouldn't be a problem to install that in a virtual machine, get a good grade and be satisfied when finally deleting it again.

Theoretically. Let's not talk about licenses here, or about the website, you need to log into, or wonder why it talks about customers and shopping... Let's just wonder, why you can't download an ISO-Image there. No, you can only download a download-program there... A windows executable!

Ha! That's funny!

It doesn't even run in wine :(

postet at 21:11 into [Debian] permanent link

Sun, 22 Apr 2007


But you can link to releases by name, Wichert.

Can't say anything about the other points you mentioned.

postet at 15:20 into [Debian] permanent link

Sun, 08 Apr 2007

It's done!

Etch is released...

Time for some thanks... Thanks developers, who make it possible; thanks d-i people, who make it installable; thanks to translators, who make it available; thanks r-m, who keep it coordinated!

Special thanks to Joey, for going on vacation right in time so I have the honour to announce Debian releasing... twice in 24 hours!

Very special thanks to Meike, who didn't cared that I spend the last days translating the release notes, testing different images (and killing a very important machine while doing so), compose announcements, coordinate translations, finally sending out, answering some replies and forgeting to buy her some sugar eggs.

I would like to point out, that the last mentioned thing is not a matter of course, considering that we had guests during the last days, and she had to play host all for herself! Shame on me ;)

postet at 20:17 into [Debian] permanent link

Fri, 06 Apr 2007

Talking about release notes:

<ettin> Tolimar: I wholeheartly agree with your last blog entry ;)
<ettin> btw, we have just finished translating it too
<Tolimar> Very good :)
* ettin doesn't have a blog but felt like telling someone about it ;)

postet at 21:07 into [Debian] permanent link

I just finished...

... to translate the release notes to German. While one part still hate Frans, Vorlon and the other authors for giving us such a short time frame, a bigger part of mine would like to express his gratitude for working so hard on them.

Many thanks!

postet at 14:54 into [Debian] permanent link


Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. He works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.