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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of course
by trakal on Sun 20th Oct 2002 20:19 UTC

I meant done in the sense that their already inovated, they have met the dependency problems and made it automated (apt-get), and they have stability down pretty good compared to some distros. not done for good, that's plain silly. and i ment it as a joke.

I just don't think that making the installer simple is considered "inovation" or "change", which seems to be what the guy who reported this had a problem with.

Anyway if he had this problem then he should at least report it, and not just let it sit around for the next person to have to deal with it (even though it would take several days or weeks to get fixed)