Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of Lindows.com joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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My ideal distro ....
by Darius on Tue 29th Apr 2003 21:04 UTC

Give me GUI tools to configure everything, but make the CLI an option also once I've figured everything out and am ready to turn off the bloat.

When it comes to installing packages, give me a list of them and a link or button I can click on to grab the latest stable version (or command line works too). And no, I'm not talking about DEBIAN stable either. For example, the latest final/stable version of Mozilla is 1.3. AFAIK, the Debian stable version is 1.01. If I want to change that, I modify /etc/sources and then I apt-get mozilla and get whatever version happens to be in Debian unstable at the time and hope it works. Nah, fuck that. In Windows, I go to the Mozilla website, download 1.3, and I know there's a 99% chance it's going to work. I can only download from the website in Linux if a) There's a package available for my distro (and even then, you run the risk of dependency problems) or b) I want to compile it from source.