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: Comment by danbuter
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 18th Mar 2011 06:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by danbuter"
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2005-07-06

Debian really isn't worth installing on anyone's desktop


I wonder why. I have used Debian since Woody (and boy, that was difficult to install) and I can't figure out what Debian lacks to be a desktop OS.
Software? How about 30000 packages?
Non free software? Debian non-free, debian-multimedia.org, Debian unofficial...
Eyecandy? Plenty, even the default configuration is rather pretty.
Installer? I don't have any issue whatsoever: it has an installer and it is a good one. Tell that to other distros' devs.
Besides I absolutely hate "installers" which give me little or no choice:

Edited 2011-03-18 06:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by danbuter
by sorpigal on Fri 18th Mar 2011 12:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by danbuter"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Pfft, woody had the fancy new easy to use installer. Try 2.1 on a PPC, now that was an adventure!

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