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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Why not install Debian based Knoppix
by Wim Salomons on Sun 20th Oct 2002 20:50 UTC

Tried to install Debian but encountered the same difficulties.My solution was to install Knoppix it is Debian based, it recognised all my hardware (both desktop and toshiba portege). In this way I have a Debian system and can use apt-get and have the latest KDE 3,04 GUI by the way. See Distrowatch for details on downlaodaing site and installing on HD (http://www.distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=knoppix). Why bother with pure native Debian, all the hassle and these flame wars.