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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Am I the only one?
by Androo on Mon 21st Oct 2002 00:08 UTC

Am I the only one who thinks Debian's installer is -the best- of them all? I'm not even a Linux guru ... I just think it makes more sense and offers a cleaner slate than many other distros. Nothing fancy ... when you're done you're left to configure your system yourself, which is what you're going to wind up doing anyhow on any distro at some point.

In any event, no installer is greater than Be's and probably ever will be ;)