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[2]: Debian stable/unstable
by sbergman27 on Wed 6th Jun 2007 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Debian stable/unstable"
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Saying that you can get the same is totally missing the point: by default, ubuntu is more usable than debian for average people.

Right on, ashigabou!

Ubuntu's success is Debian's success. And a huge compliment (and complement) to Debian and the Debian world.

Those who insist upon seeing Ubuntu as as threat, and viewing the interaction as a zero sum game, are holding back the revolution.

I'm 44 years old, and getting a bit set in my ways. But even *I* can see that.

One would think that the 20-something whippersnappers that are the driving force in this community would be a bit more flexible and see the *buntus as an opportunity to drive the Debian family forward and not as a threat.

Those who want a challenge can still get it by installing Debian and customizing to their heart's delight.

Or... if they *really* want to have some down and dirty fun, they can do what I've been doing lately and pick up a Linksys WRT54GL from Amazon or Newegg and have a blast playing with OpenWRT. A bit off-topic, I know. But those little boxes are the most exciting pieces of hardware that I've played with in a long time.

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