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[3]: Debian is top
by cmost on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Debian is top"
cmost
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Agreed. At least it should have warned that it's a gnome desktop. I installed Lenny because I wanted a conservative KDE distro, and had to install kde after-the-fact. Maybe some of the breakage was because of this.

I would still recommend Ubuntu 8.04 over Lenny for people with very little time for tweaking - for easy googleability of problems & solutions if nothing else. If you feel like taking a break from Ubuntu, Lenny is a good choice; it's pretty much the same thing, but not so much that it would get boring ;-).


I think you should have gone straight to Mepis Linux! It has most if not all of the tweaks you had to do manually while still residing on the solid Debian Lenny Base and offering a fairly conservative (beautiful) KDE desktop. Mepis also has a lot of its own little applets that make mundane tasks idiot proof. You could have saved yourself a lot of time and trouble had you gone this route. :-)

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