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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

Debian is a perfectly valid desktop distribution. I really don't get the "Debian is for servers only" claims either. Why should only one's servers benefit from Debian's focus on stability and security.

Personally, I'm a fork snob by nature too though. I just can't understand using a child fork based on a parent distribution when one can simply use the parent distribution. I used Mandriva only because Red Hat was inadiquate for my needs. I use Debian because there is no justification for me using a child fork based on it's beta and development versions.

Besides.. Dolphin is unstable enough at it's Debian Stable version. I'm going no where near a Beta or development version of it on a production machine I use daily.

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