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From: Crispin Cowan (crispinwirex.com)
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 02:52:16 CDT
Drew Whittle wrote:
> At 18:59 8/05/2001, Crispin Cowan wrote:
> >Drew Whittle wrote:
> > > 5. When, if ever, will it be available outside of the USA / Canada?
> >Immediately: $10 extra for international shipping. As Greg said, export is
> >prohibited by US law only if you are in one of the 7 evil countries (Cuba, N.
> >Korea, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lybia, and the Sudan). I didn't mention the
> >international shipping charges in my announcement because the webmaster hasn't
> >hacked that into the web site yet.
> Quote from www.immunix.org
> "System 7 Server Platform is not currently available due to export
> encryptions. Bookmark this page and check again soon."
I'm in the midst of bashing a whole bunch of out-of-date stuff on the web page.
> So I guess that means I can buy it but not download it?
I think the downloadable version is available now, but I don't have the
URL handy. It will be less obscure when I'm done bashing the web site.
Caveat: the downloadable version comes with a "not for commercial use" license,
i.e. it's an eval.
> > > A couple of months ago I spent a lot of time moving all of our servers to
> > > Immunix 6.2, and now it's not looking good for staying with Immunix.
> >Naturally, that's up to you. I can see where non-availability would be a
> >problem for you :-) but hopefully we've addressed that issue. Is there
> >problem we need to address?
> Well the biggie for me is trying to get everything moved to kernel 2.4
> which I can't with Immunix 7.0 without doing a lot of extra work.
We'll have a 2.4 kernel in Immunix 7.1.
> So to boil it down the issues as I see them are:
> - Keeping Immunix closer to the release version of Redhat
That's what we try to do. I'd encourage the Debian direction, precisely because
we have no plans to do that.
> - The website - It really does suck - lack of information, out of
> date information, hard to find information, and having to redo the form
> everytime I want to download something (I finally gotten around to
> bookmarking so I don't have to fill in the form, hooray!)
The $&( form is going to go away real soon now. It's high on my hit list of bad
ideas to get rid of :-)
-- Crispin Cowan, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, WireX Communications, Inc. http://wirex.com Security Hardened Linux Distribution: http://immunix.org
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