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 abstraction
by cmchittom on Fri 18th Mar 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
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2011-03-18

It's funny that you say that. After having used Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian, CRUX, Slackware, and Arch at various times over about eight or nine years, I switched to BSD precisely because of the documentation—which on the BSDs is actually kept up-to-date and accurate. I just got tired of the man pages being absent, outdated, flat-out inaccurate, or just pointers to the info pages (Dear GNU/FSF: nobody likes info pages, ok srsly?).

And online forums, while helpful, are not and cannot be a real substitute for having proper documentation in the first place.

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