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 ealm on Mon 21st Oct 2002 11:39 UTC

It would be really interesting if you could comment on my answers above, to you. Since I tried to give response on all your questions/thoughts/critics. It seems to me that these are issues that you keep bringing up on all Linux dists. While they may be applicable to "pure desktop dists", I find them mostly irrelevant to debian.

Your view on Linux seem to be that it should compete with XP/BeOS, and no desktop-irrelevant features have any value.

Of course these are just my impressions of your expressions.

Sincerely //ealm