Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 17:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. Almost two months later, though, according to the February 17th Release Critical Bug Report memo to the Debian Developers Announcement list, there are still 541 release critical bugs.
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I love Debian, BUT:
by deb2006 on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 19:32 UTC
deb2006
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2006-06-26

It's difficult to attract new users to an operating system that is considered outdated when it's released. Even on the server side there are some rather old packages that are the cause of difficulties after too much time has passed.

And it's too easy to say Debian is for the server. Debian itself sees itself as a general purpose distribution. As such it has to compete not only with other solid server distributions such as RHEL or SLES but also with shiny desktop distributions such as Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora.

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