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: diamond
by sbergman27 on Wed 6th Jun 2007 16:49 UTC in reply to "diamond"
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debian is a diamond.Ubuntu just cut the rough edges away.

I like that analogy.

Just because some of us like Ubuntu, don't think that we don't realize how important the Debian core is.

Sometimes, some of the Debian advocates come off as a bit thin-skinned. Like the person or persons who systematically modded my comments about Debian down. (I'm not complaining. Just noting the phenomenon.)

There is really no need to be so defensive. Most of us have a deep appreciation for the work that went into creating the solid core that Ubuntu is built upon.

Seems like the Debian and Ubuntu devs have pretty well made up and found a way to work well together. Perhaps it's time that the respective fans did the same.

As I've said in previous posts, I come from a non-debian background, and my Ubuntu use has greatly *increased* my respect and awareness of Debian.

I hesitate to say that Ubuntu put Debian on the map, because that would likely offend some people. But in a very real way, for many of us, it did.

And I think that is a good thing for everyone.

And by that, I do mean everyone. Debian users, Ubuntu users, users of other distros, MacOS users, BeOS users, and Windows users, all to different degrees.

A strong desktop Linux distro that makes some waves helps all of these people, with varying degrees of directness or indirectness.

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