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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Now to the "technical users"
by rajan r on Mon 21st Oct 2002 15:10 UTC

I wonder.... is it so hard to rename "nv" as NVidia? Or "EN" as English, and thereafter.... Is it that hard to get rid of that horrid thing I never figured out called dselect? Nope, I doubt it. Making it explanatory doesn't makes it a non-technical distribution. But it would make it easier for people to get into it. It wouldn't make people use it for the first distributions - that's what Libranet, Xandros and Lindows is for...

Just think about that. Cleaning up the stuff to be less confusing won't make it any less geared for technical users. It wouldn't stop gurus from using it. What it would make is more Linux gurus, and the world needs them :-) (we must outweigh the Average Joe that might one day flock to Linux and cause all kinds of trouble like viruses....).

"Works for me" doesn't work anymore.