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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clueless sums it up perfectly....
by David H on Sun 20th Oct 2002 22:19 UTC

The review is a total waste of bandwidth.

IMO Debian runs 5 different platforms in my environment, the system is virtually identical in all the servers and I don't know of any other distro that comes close to such a range. Plus the apt tool and the stability.

I will continue to use Debian personally until they sell to Microsoft. But I won't advocate that dumb users try and get it working unless I know they won't whinge to me that it doesn't have a graphical installer.