Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 11:38 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Debian and its clones Debian is not quite like any other distro out there. If bigger is better, then Debian wins hands down. Aside from having the largest collection of free software packages, Debian also runs on 11 platforms. But there is more to Debian than just size. Travel writer and recent Debian convert Robert Storey tackles the whole installation procedure head on and gives his report.
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RE: Too much hassle
by Chad McCullough on Thu 4th Sep 2003 15:58 UTC

"As for Gentoo, I think it's a total waste of time and energy to compile a whole software system for every individual computer. What is the gain?"

The only benifit I can see from running Gentoo is the knowledge you gain of your system during the install process. Other than that, how's it any better than Debian using apt-get?

Great article, by the way. I wish I could have read this article before my attempt at installing Debian Woody. I did finally get it installed, though.......