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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Well, it was good review of a bad installer. It is always hard to chose a good version of Debian. Pretty much nothing except a recent netinst seems to work. I am surprised he managed to even complete the install on the CD version. Why these broken ISOs are even offered blows my mind.

I think the problem is: Debian is a lot more than the installer. I've run Debian for 10 years, and only used the installer twice. I don't care what it does during install, because I am setting the machine up after install anyway.

Also noticed the installer has regressed. Somehow the short people have tried to relabel GNOME to the graphical desktop again, instead of providing the choice that is the essence of Debian. This has been reported as a bug before and fixed, but apparently the short people refuse to play by the rules.

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