Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 17:16 UTC
Debian and its clones eWeek has reviewed Debian 5.0, and concludes: "Version 5 of the Debian GNU/Linux open-source operating system offers the same top management tools and processor support that previous versions of the Linux operating system have. There also are a host of updates to open-source components, and the Linux distribution is still a great fit for servers and a solid desktop choice. However, the top reason for upgrading from version 4 may be the relatively short three-year security fix window, less than the coverage time offered with Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux-derived CentOS."
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RE: Debian is top
by gustl on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 09:59 UTC in reply to "Debian is top"
gustl
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2006-01-19

The 5.0 version truly is amazing!

I installed it, and everything just worked. No tweaking whatsoever.

I am using a GigaByte main board with an AMD Athlon, an ATI Radeon HD3200 on board graphics chip, an SATA hard disk and an external USB DVD drive.

Installed without a glitch, ran without a glitch.

Only remaining issue: 3D Graphics support. You don't yet get that with the free drivers, and the commercial drivers are a PITA.

Give it another 2 years, and we will see Debian deliver the last remaining corner stone as well.

One last (rather cosmetic) thing with the installer remains: At installation, there is no easy selection between KDE, GNOME, XFCE, ... as main desktop environment. Only "Desktop", and then you get GNOME without further question.
I think, I will add this as a feature request for the next release.

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