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: Yet another comment.
by crimperman on Fri 18th Mar 2011 13:59 UTC in reply to "Yet another comment."
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As for the freedom, I can also understand that some have strong opinions on that, but really, most people just want what is available today. Ofcourse one would prefer opensource variants, but hey, it's not here, so one'd have to use the "blobs".


And until this release Debian included many of those blobs. It came under significant flak for doing so (and rightly so) because it claimed to be a free distribution but was distributing non-free software without making the user aware. Debian fixed that by moving the blobs to the non-free repository. It was always going to cause problems like this but a small amount of reading would have notified the author of this.

yes a lot of people want things to just work (usually without specifying what that means) but seriously Debian can win for trying here. I think by putting them in non-free (and thus available if you want them) they've done the right thing.

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