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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I have to agree ...
by Darius on Sun 20th Oct 2002 18:54 UTC

Normally, I'd give people a hard time for slamming anyone because 'they were using the wrong distro' but in this case, they're probably right. Debian is definitely not a good distro to get started with, as I don't think Debian claims to be geared towards Joe User (as does Mandrake or Lycoris).