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: Re: Still hazy
by Richard Fillion on Sun 20th Oct 2002 20:19 UTC


Why should anything be debian specific? I thought the goal of the open source community was to be able to share code, so that everyone advances together. So if someone makes a tool that configures say samba for you, and opensource it. You could apt-get it, but hey, this isnt exclusive to debian so it doesnt count?

Does "joe user" care if their kernel has a special redhat patch? They dont even know what a kernel is. And as for debian still using 2.2, who cares? You could always use a 2.4 kernel with it. And with woody now they provide you with one, though not by default, for stability reasons (2.2 IS more stable than 2.4). I suggest every build themselves a custom kernel afterwards anyways.