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: My Debian *installer* review
by HarmHilvers on Fri 18th Mar 2011 12:12 UTC in reply to "My Debian *installer* review"
HarmHilvers
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2010-12-29

I love Debian but I must agree that the installer is quite clunky :

* The progress bar has a tendency to from 100% to 0% back again and again. This is something we used to make windows fun of.
* The installer needs to be monitored trough all the installation because it might ask a question at any moment. Same, windows solved this ages ago.

If what you write is true about the independent udeb packages, then there definitely is a solution: make two progress bars. The first one is for the udeb package that is currently being installed and it works with percentages. The second is more of a generic progress bar: if a Debian installation takes 20 packages, then this progress bar will be upped with 5 percent after the installation of each package. Clean. Simple.

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