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 19:19 UTC

name a distro that HAS inovated and is not ment for a niche market. you seem to have problems with a generic Linux distrobution that needs the user to install and configure stuff. THEY do not make advancements at all....THEY are quite happy with making a distrobution that is created from the software that is out there. THEY package it, and put it up for anyone who wants to use it. if you want to make it better, then you make a distrobution Like Xandros, or Storm, or Corel.

Debian is not looking for market share, they are not trying to develope some peice of cool new inovative thing (that is for the kernel team or the DE Teams) they just want to make the most stable OS that ever lived and they want the package management to be the best ever for Linux. they have succeeded in there goals in their and many other folks minds. now, it is bug fixing, updateing, and adding new packages to there distrobution. ytou want somthing that is tweaked for end-users with cool inovative utilities or configurations, go with the usual suspects.