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.
Permalink for comment 216149
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: Bad to linux and debian
by da_Chicken on Sat 24th Feb 2007 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Bad to linux and debian"
da_Chicken
Member since:
2006-01-01

Well, Debian Etch should work all right with most of the hardware that is available today. But, as Mark Shuttleworth has pointed out, even Debian can't be everything to everyone -- and neither can Ubuntu.

I find it a good thing that there are plenty of Debian-derived distros, which offer alternatives when Debian doesn't meet your needs. I'd suggest that you should try Sidux, a new distro that is based on Debian Sid. The latest Sidux release comes with the 2.6.20 kernel and it has a live-cd with hd-installer, so you can test it before installing.

Here's a short but informative review of Sidux:
http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/2691

Reply Parent Score: 2