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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RE: Reality
by Morgan on Fri 18th Mar 2011 03:22 UTC in reply to "Reality"
Morgan
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If you want a "Wizard" that does everything for you - pay the money for Windows and do it "their way".

Or a Mac, with the added benefit of a BSD backend.

If you want to 'dabble" with Linux but still go with generic installs, install Ubuntu.

Seconded.

If you want a stable, powerful OS run Debian and do it "your way".

This is where I say Slackware or Arch instead of Debian. Not because Debian isn't stable or powerful; indeed it can be both. However, I think in their dual quest to be both the purest and the most versatile distro they have reached a point where they are blind to that third necessity: Installable by a newbie. Even the comparably archaic Slackware installer is easy and painless enough for newbies provided they pay attention, and it's about as intimate as you're going to get with your hardware when running a Linux based OS. Slack and Arch are the epitome of doing it "your way".

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