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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Comment by muszek
by muszek on Fri 18th Mar 2011 00:18 UTC
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I'm pretty sure Debian devs assumed that members of their target audience own an ethernet cable.

Debian puts a strong emphasis on free software. If your NIC has only proprietary drivers, then its not supported out of the box.

If you can't handle manual partitioning, this distro is not for you. Nobody says its for everybody (and no, it's not for me either).

Last week I wanted to install XP on my old laptop to give it to a friend of mine. XP SP3 asked me for a _floppy_ with SCSI drivers. Guess how many floppy drives that laptop has...

Edited 2011-03-18 00:20 UTC

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