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 Eugenia on Sun 20th Oct 2002 18:43 UTC

But this is not what I asked.
Firstly, I stated a fact: Times changing, and no matter how generic and bare-bones Debian might be in order to be customized by its distributors, it HAS to add new features and advancements in its own technical aspects. Either that, or Debian is not progressing. EVERYTHING has to progress in the software business. And I am *not* talking about the desktop. I am talking about the bare bones features too.

Then, I asked the question: "what are the new advancements Debian has received the last 2-3 years, in ANY department, that makes it still a good option for its distributors to choose Debian instead of another distro".

This question has not been answered. What you replied is just that Debian is not Mandrake, so it is not comparable. Ditto. But what I ask, is different.

If you reply "no new advancements, but the others haven't caught up yet", that to me look like stegnation. And stegnation and lack of innovation means death, to *any* software piece. New innovations HAS to be part of any new version.

So, what are these *new* advancements, that will make ME to decide to use Debian as my "Eugenia Linux" distribution? (hypothetically speaking ;)