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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by deanlinkous on Wed 6th Jun 2007 11:42 UTC
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I dont feel that ubuntu *competition* caused Debian to *improve* and become better. Some of the work from ubuntu has went back into debian and improved some aspects of Debian but Debian was and is always improving.

Debian had some growing pains, and didnt have the needed infrastructure to manage the accelerated pace that has occured in free-software land. That slowed things down a while and caused problems but the etch release shows that Debian has improved where it needed to improve and is rocking and rolling.

Sure a new project can hit the ground running and look great doing it - but Debian has staying power and is ready to roll.

Debian won't be doing deals, Debian won't close the doors, Debian won't have any motives beyond making a OS! Isn't that a good feeling....

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