Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 20th Oct 2002 17:14 UTC
Debian and its clones "This is a critical review of Debian 3.0, but I want to say right from the start that I'm not trying to bait anyone. However I feel that reviewers often root for Debian as the open-source underdog, and give it marks which it doesn't deserve. If RedHat 8.0 came out with installation software like Debian 3.0 it would be savaged. I think it's time for an honest review, to spur the Debian developers into making the best possible distribution. I really want Debian to succeed. I want to use it daily, and recommend it to my friends. But I can't do that right now and I think it's important people understand why." Read the review and its (already long) discussion at DebianPlanet.
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by Jeremy on Sun 20th Oct 2002 18:04 UTC

buy technical, I am refering to the technologies that they use such as apt-get, and the package quality. you cannot put debian elbo to elbow with distrobutions like mandrake becasue they are not equivelent. Mandrake is ment for the end user, Debian is ment as a base for a distributor to build upon. now, if we looked at the advancements of Xandros that puts it elbow to elbow with other distros today, I could name a few off the top of my head like automatic Samba configuration, a nicely configured GUI, etc.

if Xandros makes use of certain new aspects of XF86 in the future versions of there distrobution, then I would say they have the best distrobution around. ofcource we have to wait for the final product.