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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by marblesbot on Fri 18th Mar 2011 01:58 UTC
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The only problem I've had with Squeeze is that, since I didn't read through the release notes and changes, I didn't know GRUB2 has replaced GRUB. I prefer GRUB. I don't totally agree with the "free only" stance Debian and some other distros take, but that is not a problem. All these distros make it more than easy to use non-free software. I'd say if choosing the right installation method is confusing, maybe you shouldn't be installing. Actually, I do have one other problem with Debian. I don't like that "suggested" packages are treated as dependencies out of the box. Easily fixable, I just think "suggested" packages should be just that.

Thinking about it now, Debian has always had THE easiest installer. I hate those livecd one click installers. I've never gotten one of the "modern" installers to finish right. The Debian installer has always finished with the expected results. In all fairness, though, I quit using the default install method of other distros long ago. They might actually work these days.

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