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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by trakal on Sun 20th Oct 2002 20:05 UTC

Good point jbmadsen. nothing more to say on that.

Eugenia wrote:
>> Both Red Hat 8.1 and SuSE 8.0 has innovated for their markets they are after. And this is not just for their workstation/server market, but in fact, Red Hat always has special patches for their kernels.
Is Debian the same as 3 years ago, for the goals it has or not? (I am not talking about any desktops here, I am talking abotu their respective "markets" each software piece has)<<

Yes Debian hasn't changed much in three years, and there's a good reason. Their done. Think about it for a minute. The social contract is being followed threw. Also the social contract doesn't cover anything about an apt-get program, or their nifty sysadmin tools, or having the latest xfree86 or Gnome2 (as i've seen as a big deal for some people). Just simply free software, free support, and "we don't hide security problems".

And I think that's cool.