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 Anonymous on Sun 20th Oct 2002 18:21 UTC

Why is it that so many rookies lately felt the urge to write an "unbiased" review about a Linux distribution?
Debian, as other posts have claimed before, is clearly not intended to be used by "normal" endusers. For most advanced users it simply works fantastic. Once you got used to apt-whatever you don't really want to miss it anymore.
I am not saying it's all peaches with cream when it comes to installing Debian, or setting up Euro support. Yes, even Debian Woody has bugs. Then again, I have not yet seen an OS that has not.
Perhaps I should write an *unbiased* review about installing/setting up Win XP including all I/O and SCSI-related horrors many people (including myself) have encountered.