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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Re: Security
by Troels on Mon 21st Oct 2002 05:16 UTC

No, it does not have as large a repository as debian. It basically have whats on the 3 cds and then a little bit more. And one thing to notice, the apt repositories are not actually run by redhat.

I do use apt,-rpm, but i still have redhats update thingy running whihc has a pretty (not really, but it isnt intrusive:) icon in the traybar thingy which flashes red if there is an update.

My experience with redhat 8 so far is that it is the nicest WORKSTATION linux distro that i have tried so far, yet it is far from perfect or bug free and it did take me a little while to get some stupid setups fixed. And it still has a bunch of small bugs and oddities, but i find this to be true for ALL linux distros, including debian. If nothing else, then i think redhat 8.1 will be interesting as redhat has a history of making shoddy .0 releases with dramatically improved .1 and .2 versions.