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 18:11 UTC

Debian Stable is realy stable and is a good choice for Servers, Debian testing is good for workstations as you get new packages on a fairly regular basis..it usualy takes 2-3 months to get them in there from experimental....and experimental is for folks who like to use packages that might not work or might create problems with other packages...and that is why it takes 2-3 months for a package to get into testing where bugs are fixed and worked out.

and , not to reflect on you, but I did the net install the very first time I ever tried debian, and I did it on my laptop, it went flawlessly no troubles.