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 18:53 UTC

Debian is as advanced in there programs as the rest of the Linux world. there utilities are not GUI-ized but so what. the distributors can add nice little python front-ends that use PyQT or pyGTK+ and bame you have a nice installer/package manager (though Kpackage workes well).

as for you choosing Debian...well, thre is nothing there as far as cool stuff like automatic samba configurations or cool little gui apps for system management integrated tightly with the DE. but if you want to learn, or are curious or want to chalegen yourself for fun, then debian is one option.

if not...go with Xandros when it comes out becasue Debian as a base for a distrobution is great.