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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Still hazy
by Jay on Sun 20th Oct 2002 19:45 UTC

Like Eugenia, I am interested in learning about Debian and have never used it just as itself. I believe when she is asking about innovation over time, she (and what I'm asking) is asking if Debian *itself*, for its purpose, as described by several posters, advanced over the past few years? I'm not talking about being dumbed down or GUI's or anything like that, I'm wondering if Debain, for the purpose it has been described for very well by many above, has achieved advancements for that purpose or if it has been static? Does putting the question that way help any?