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 Richard Fillion on Mon 21st Oct 2002 03:54 UTC

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.

Yes but when they patch a security whole, can the system fix it all up for you? I have a "security" line in my sources.list file for apt, and i just did apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade, because of of security matters, it updated 3 packages.

RedHat has apt now, but is it really as good at Debian's? I'm asking this seriously here. Does it have all the repositories taht debian has?