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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re: Eugenia
by Jeremy on Sun 20th Oct 2002 18:33 UTC

this is your answer:

"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."