Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2007 19:05 UTC
Debian and its clones FreeSoftwareMagazine takes a look at Debian as a desktop system, and they conclude: "I feel that Debian Etch is as good on the desktop as it is on the server. It has a long rich history, a strong community, is amazingly stable and is a great fit for both my servers and my laptop. I urge everyone to give it a go on the desktop."
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RE: Debian stable/unstable
by ashigabou on Wed 6th Jun 2007 01:18 UTC in reply to "Debian stable/unstable"
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Ubuntu's 6 month 'stable' release schedule is addressing of a major problem with Debian on the desktop, and a big reason why people are abandoning it in droves for desktop use.


Exactly. This is the one and only reason why I install ubuntu at work instead of debian, which have been my distribution of choice ever since I've used linux.

They also provide some good polishing for desktop not easily available on debian (which I don't care that much because I know linux well enough to make the changes by myself). Saying that you can get the same is totally missing the point: by default, ubuntu is more usable than debian for average people. I have never seen so many people who would have never tried linux otherwise trying ubuntu now, which is a really good thing.

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