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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by Anonymous on Mon 21st Oct 2002 02:23 UTC

I don't understand the Debian zealotry _at all_. I have used a couple of Debian systems and, apart from the niceness of apt, been largely unimpressed. Redhat do as good a job at pushing out security upgrades in a timely manner and have the massive advantage of not having to run an "unstable" version to get half-recent software.

Debian's release cycle just doesn't match those of the software from which it is built. The unfortunate truth is that Debian is obselete as soon as it is declared "stable".