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[5]: Angry Rant Reviews present
by mrstep on Fri 18th Mar 2011 15:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Angry Rant Reviews present"
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What, his card didn't already have a firmware? It needed another firmware because whoever is building this decided that you can't have an open driver on top of a non-open-source firmware. I get that Stallman and a couple of other people on the planet are purists/zealots to that degree, and if Debian is intended to be for the mullahs issuing anti-anything-proprietary fatwahs and their devout followers, I guess that's fine, just don't expect it to ever have a wider take-up. But don't expect glowing reviews when the installer starts picking out hardware that looks 'impure' to it either.

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