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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ephracis
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2007-09-23

...and as soon as people realize that they should not have their computer do as much work for them as possible, but that they need to be in control and master their own machines, the year of Linux on the desktop will finally be upon us. ;P

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mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Exactly. Man was I upset when I turned the key and my car started... no choke, clutchless manual transmission, or starter crank handle.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I'm not bagging on automation. I like that Fedora works on my stuff out of the box, and I don't have to worry about messing with wpa_supplicant. It saves me time, and it's the reason I use it over FreeBSD on my desktops and laptops.

This Debian. This isn't Ubuntu or Mint which strive for perfect installs; People should expect to do some work when installing Debian. Adding wizards strips the power and obfuscates configurations, Red Hat is really bad about this, so it's nice to have distros that are just barebones.

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ferrix Member since:
2005-07-06

I thought the whole point of computers was to do as much work for us as possible!

and yes, I run Linux on my systems, I have for years. But having gone through the 'pioneer' days in the 90s and having messed around with Gentoo, Arch etc, nowadays I'm perfectly happy to use Linux Mint - because it just installs and does what I need straight out of the box. I've come to the conclusion life's too short to spend it installing obscure drivers and codecs just to watch that youtube clip.

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