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: Debian Vs. The User
by ealm on Mon 21st Oct 2002 19:33 UTC

Debian needs to do more to keep pace with the times.... too darned far behind the times, when it comes to programs a user wishes to use.

Really? KDE is the only thing I can come to think of that's not up-to-date in the MAIN unstable branch (there are sevreal non-official sources and one official for 3.0.4 - but it's only because they're doing some magic with the KDE packages from ground up, preparing DEBs for the 3.1 release. There after it's supposed to keep being up-to-date in unstable branch.

Debian is embarking upon a self-serving downward spiral, and it'll take Linux with it. I hope the Debian team might find the balance before it's too late.

Still it gets reportedly more and more users, odd...

About your blamings on the Debian developers for Companies not being able to succesfully make use of Debian - to me it seems Lindows and Lycoris could be pretty succesful.