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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Debian Squeeze Wheezy/sid
by martyfelker on Fri 18th Mar 2011 18:28 UTC
martyfelker
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2007-03-22

I haved been installing OS for for l15 years so the Debian test install manual mode was not difficult. Because I have a boot maanger in sda partition 1 Debian does not see see my first drive but not a problem it ses the partitoning on drive 2 (3 Linux partitions, extended with Windows image) this is not a plroblem for me. What I like about Debian is that it is truly rock solid and I've not had a problem installing sid plgrade whatsover. Picks up my rather old graphics care which is more than I can say about the latest openSUSE , Fedora and Ubuntu. Kernel on DVD 2.6.32 but installing 2.6.37 is no problem. Don't particularly like GRUB2 - in fact in some ways its more like LILO (rerung pdate-grub after every change). Installed VB and VMware WS 7.1.3 without a problem - as many of youj know WS needs a patch to run with 2.6.37 but that is available on user forums. KDE 4 works well - its at version 4.45 so hardly state of teh art - might be able to install 4.6 from source - but I like Gnome better anyway (except for openSUSE). YOu don't install Debian for state-of-the arts Desktops but GNOME 2.30 is good enough for me - I'll try GNOME 3/Gnome shell when it lhits the Debian rfepos.

All, in all if people want rapid installs and have good video cards go for Ubuntu. However once you've installed an OS - who cares??

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