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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RE: In before the flames!
by Flatland_Spider on Fri 18th Mar 2011 05:03 UTC in reply to "In before the flames!"
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I know Debian spends a lot of time working on their apps and overall experience, but it seems like they are going to have to spend more time on the installer.

Right because the installer is all most reviewers see.

I may be in the minority, but all I want an installer to do is get a booting operating system on disk. I can deal with the rest of the stuff later. If it does anything automagically, that just a bonus.

Its also going to be pretty tough getting away not supporting hardware for pure ideological reasons.

Not really. People just except it as it is. It's about setting priorities and understanding what you need. If you need everything to be working on first boot there are other distros designed with that in mind. Of course, those distros load all sorts of crap which may need to be removed if you just want something small, like RHEL/CentOS/Fedora.

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