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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I just think Debian is not intended for that audience.

Some Debian derived distribution like Ubuntu is much more suited for that audience.

Actually I know so, my parents don't have a mac or windows, they have a laptop with Ubuntu LTS. And this works just fine and has been for years.

No they did not do the installation, but they can not install Windows either.

If I do the installation or they buy it preinstalled from the shop it would suit them just fine.

Can somebody explain me something? You are one of a few who said: Debian is not for my parents, but Ubuntu is. But I installed it (and I suppose you maintain it).
So if you installed Debian, where was the difference?
One might think that the problem lies with you, rather than with your parents.

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