Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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In before the flames!
by Ripples on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:38 UTC
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There are probably going to be a lot of angry people posting about this article, but I believe that the overall theme is true. No longer should it be acceptable to make an installer that just doesnt crash in the middle or just has the ability to actually do what you want, but actually does what you want and without a lot of work from the user. I know Debian spends a lot of time working on their apps and overall experience, but it seems like they are going to have to spend more time on the installer.

Its also going to be pretty tough getting away not supporting hardware for pure ideological reasons. There are many hardware developers that are opening their specs but also many distros that are including ways to get the proprietary bits easy.

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