Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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robgarth
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2006-04-30

Less capable in what way. No one claimed the the hardware was supported in Lenny. Non-free is not included on the install media. This is a choice not a failing.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I was referring to fully open source hardware; see my earlier posts about my wireless card having full kernel support for several years now due to being open source, yet in this new version of Debian the userland support is removed for some strange reason. Said userland support is still present in Slackware, Arch, Ubuntu, and I suspect Fedora and other mainstream distros as well.

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cmchittom Member since:
2011-03-18

What you either don't grasp or are willfully not admitting is that having an open source driver does not equal "free"—to the Debian developers—unless the firmware is "free" also.

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