Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2007 19:05 UTC
Debian and its clones FreeSoftwareMagazine takes a look at Debian as a desktop system, and they conclude: "I feel that Debian Etch is as good on the desktop as it is on the server. It has a long rich history, a strong community, is amazingly stable and is a great fit for both my servers and my laptop. I urge everyone to give it a go on the desktop."
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RE: finally
by sbergman27 on Tue 5th Jun 2007 21:37 UTC in reply to "finally"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

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sumone giving some credit back to debian. instead of oh ubuntu, how you are our savior BS.
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Hey. If you bake a cake and then just throw it down in from of your guests, how much applause can you expect?

If your neigbor bakes a cake and gives it to you, and you ice and decorate it nicely, and then present it to your guests, how much applause can you expect?

Debian needs to think about icing its own cake.

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RE[2]: finally
by Zedicus on Tue 5th Jun 2007 21:50 in reply to "RE: finally"
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2005-12-05

the peeple who like debian would rather be handed the ingrediants and make their own cake.

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RE[3]: finally
by sbergman27 on Tue 5th Jun 2007 22:12 in reply to "RE[2]: finally"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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the peeple who like debian would rather be handed the ingrediants and make their own cake.
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Then I hope they enjoy it. I imagine that some of the cakes turn out quite beautifully.

But you can't really expect accolades for handing out flour, water, and baking powder.

And accolades were what you were asking for Debian in the post I was responding to.

I would be more inclined to compare desktop Debian to an unfinished cake than to the raw ingredients, though.

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RE[2]: finally
by melkor on Tue 5th Jun 2007 22:20 in reply to "RE: finally"
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2006-12-16

Tell you what, let's see Ubuntu NOT use ANY Debian packages for the next 3 years. See how far they get...

Dave

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RE[3]: finally
by sbergman27 on Tue 5th Jun 2007 22:28 in reply to "RE[2]: finally"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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Tell you what, let's see Ubuntu NOT use ANY Debian packages for the next 3 years. See how far they get...
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Why should they? Perhaps Debian should keep a few bits that they own proprietary to themselves to prevent other distros from competing effectively?

Debian is dedicated to Free Software, right?

I don't understand all the bitching from Debian fans when other distros compete effectively.

It's not like Canonical and Ubuntu advocates do not freely acknowledge that they are standing on the shoulders of giants.

Sometimes is seems like the further one journeys into Free Software land, the more jealous and petty are the people one meets.

Edited 2007-06-05 22:29

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