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: rajan r
by Richard Fillion on Mon 21st Oct 2002 16:47 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?

I ask you, is it so hard to figure out that "en" is for english "fr" is for french... For crying out loud, thats what windows has for "internat" in the tray isnt it? As far as video cards, i dont think its too much for people to know that their video card has an nvidia chip on it, and of the choices "ati", "s3" and "nv", which would make more sense? Its just a matter of logic.

I never suggest a newbie linux user to run debian. It's just not realistic, and i understand that. But once you are used to linux, and possibly want to learn more about LINUX, and not a windows-clone, i think debian is a good choice. I dont use linux cause i hate microsoft, i use it cause i like linux/unix.

As far as dselect goes, its horrid, but it works, nicely at that. It requires actually _reading_ the help though, dear god i've hurt my system trying to figure it out on my own.