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: Angry Rant Reviews present
by molnarcs on Fri 18th Mar 2011 08:34 UTC in reply to "Angry Rant Reviews present"
molnarcs
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2005-09-10

That wasn't a review. It was an angry, non-constructive rant.

Indeed, and I know your criticism means a host of "do your own review then" answers. I don't agree with that sentiment. If I volunteer a review, valid criticism helps me improve my next one. The major flaw with this review is that it's 90% about the installation. Were it called Debian Installation Review, I wouldn't have much of a problem with it (for I wouldn't even bothered to read it). Debian is explicitely targeted at experienced users, whining about the difficulties of installation is pointless. If you have some experience with Linux, you'd just get it over with. If you don't have much experience (and are not inclined to learn), than Debian is not for you, simple as that.

Unfortunately, 80% of the reviews out there are basically installation reviews posing as distribution reviews. Criticism of the installation process might make some sense with distroes that has easy of use and newbie friendliness as one of their major selling points. Even then, it's still just a one-time endeavour, and most reviews place far too much importance on it. But when you have a review that is 90% about the difficulties of installing a distro primarily intended for administrators - yeah, you end up with criticism like this, and it is a valid point!

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