GNU/Linux vs. Windows as Python platform

Terry Reedy reedy37 at
Fri May 18 13:30:11 EDT 2001

"D-Man" <dsh8290 at> wrote in message
news:mailman.990198509.15564.python-list at

> Debian has a lot (>4000 I think) packages.  There are a lot of
> prebuilt python extensions neatly bundled up into packages.
> Installation is as simple as the above commands.

Good, my 12-year-plus-old memories of working with Unix have become
somewhat outdated.  I have been unnecessary frightened by the prospect of
having to compile.  And for Windows installs that require reboot, the time
should be about the same.

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