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 Eugenia on Sun 20th Oct 2002 20:11 UTC

> Yes Debian hasn't changed much in three years, and there's a good reason. Their done.

What do you mean they are "done"? You mean that they are stegnating? This is TERRIBLE for *any* software. Software is NEVER done. Software always needs to re-innovate itself and discover new techniques. Software is EVOLVING.

I am not a Gnu chearleader. I am a realist. I don't care about "free software", I care about *software*. Free or not. Therefore, I always want to see advancemetns on the software that I potentially might use.

If you are telling me that Debian is not evolving because it is "done", you are either someone with no clue, or simply, Debian is "done for good" and therefore a dead software piece. Is that what you are saying?