Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Nov 2006 08:36 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones The 'Slug' has gained much-improved Linux support, thanks to a new Debian installer that targets the device. The first release candidate of the debian-installer for Debian's forthcoming 'Etch' distribution was released yesterday, offering nearly complete support to the Linksys USD 99 NSLU2 NAS gadget.
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v Who is using debian anyway?
by ParanoidAndroid on Wed 15th Nov 2006 09:10 UTC
whoa
by deanlinkous on Wed 15th Nov 2006 13:52 UTC
deanlinkous
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2006-06-19

thought I had missed the announcement and somehow a miracle had occured

Debian's forthcoming 'Etch' distribution was released yesterday

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one day....
by Zedicus on Wed 15th Nov 2006 14:14 UTC
Zedicus
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2005-12-05

debian will rule the world.

NOTE: im not trying to troll, persey. i just very strongly believe it is a stable well enough known and copied distro to actually achieve this goal. be it in derivatives, or as the one distro to bind them.

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RE: one day....
by brewmastre on Wed 15th Nov 2006 15:03 UTC in reply to "one day...."
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

I agree. Canonical may do a great job putting all the right pieces together to make Ubuntu a great distro, but without its Debian roots, I don't think it would be any better than the rest of them.

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RE[2]: one day....
by deanlinkous on Wed 15th Nov 2006 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE: one day...."
deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

The thing is, not everyone wants their ingredients selected for tham and the cake already made and fed to them.

That is what is so cool about debian IMO, so many ways to install, so many choices to make, so many ingredients to make whatever you want...debian doesn't *just* make a distro it makes ingredients and you can make whatever type release you want. Of course, you can also just choose a "canned" debian if you wish.

Now if they just get back on the focus of free again.

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Had an NSLU2...
by Rugmonster on Wed 15th Nov 2006 15:36 UTC
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2005-11-18

And the thing was a piece of crap. I bought one and noticed that there was a firmware update available for it that addressed some critical bugs. In full Linksys style, I went to the management web page to load the firmware. Half way through, the update failed. The device rebooted and stopped responding completely. After a call to Linksys tech support, we deemed the device dead. RMA number one. I got my replacement and found that without the firmware upgrade, several key features were broken. With great trepidation, I attempted another firmware upgrade, only to end up with yet another dead NSLU2. The second RMA was for a refund and have since gone to using a small form factor system for my network storage.

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RE: Had an NSLU2...
by Sphinx on Wed 15th Nov 2006 17:42 UTC in reply to "Had an NSLU2..."
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

I'd have to bring in a shaman or a priest at that stage, must be under some kind of curse.

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RE: Had an NSLU2...
by Soulbender on Thu 16th Nov 2006 06:14 UTC in reply to "Had an NSLU2..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

And you expected anything else from *Linksys*?

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RE: Had an NSLU2...
by pepa on Thu 16th Nov 2006 22:46 UTC in reply to "Had an NSLU2..."
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

No, it's a great piece of hardware. And with full Debian support, it's just amazing!!

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snozzberry
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2005-11-14

If I need a headless web server for something around the house.

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debian is my last OS
by theGrump on Wed 15th Nov 2006 17:38 UTC
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2005-11-11

i have done it all - freebsd (95-present), redhat (up to fedora), fedora 1-3, ubuntu...of all of them, debian etch is the best OS i have used, i respect its principles and i intend to make it the last OS i install. of the rest, i also like ubuntu, but i prefer debian's policies and lack of boot-up music. freebsd is also good, but the day of ports has ended. the ports tree has grown to many megabytes while my sources.list is four lines...the day of managing a repository on the client passed some time back.

Browser: ELinks/0.11.1-1-debian (textmode; Linux 2.6.17-2-686 i686; 91x34-2)

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RE: debian is my last OS
by deb2006 on Thu 16th Nov 2006 13:35 UTC in reply to "debian is my last OS"
deb2006 Member since:
2006-06-26

Yes - I completely agree. Apart from Etch there is only Ubuntu which is worth trying - at least for me. But Ubuntu is a little bit too kiddy-like for my taste - so it's Etch. And Etch _is_ rock solid already.

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