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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: Install what is so hard
by Coxy on Fri 18th Mar 2011 15:16 UTC in reply to "Install what is so hard"
Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

It might get more respect if people who think it is great showed respect to others. Look at the comments in this article to see the lack of respect shown to the reviewer.

Jeez ;)

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RE[2]: Install what is so hard
by molnarcs on Fri 18th Mar 2011 15:48 in reply to "RE: Install what is so hard"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

It might get more respect if people who think it is great showed respect to others. Look at the comments in this article to see the lack of respect shown to the reviewer.

Jeez ;)


Well, he earned that lack of respect. Debian is explicitly aimed at people who are willing to learn and read documentation before installing it. What did the reviewer do? He saw that there are dozens of installation images, than decided not to bother with getting a clue and just took a shot at one. Then he complained. Excuse me?

A somewhat informed linux user knows that Debian is not for noobs or people in general who don't want to bother with RTFM. This guy blogs about linux regularly, so naturally, I expect more from him than Random LinuxUser Joe. 5 minutes on google (or 10 at most) would have yielded an installer image with firmwares included (solving the wireless problem instantly). What kind of respect do you think a reviewer can expect who doesn't even bother to do this?

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RE[2]: Install what is so hard
by crimperman on Fri 18th Mar 2011 16:55 in reply to "RE: Install what is so hard"
crimperman Member since:
2006-11-09

It might get more respect if people who think it is great showed respect to others. Look at the comments in this article to see the lack of respect shown to the reviewer.

Jeez ;)


He also earned that lack of respect by not showing respect to the reader of his article. If this is a review - where are the specs of the machine he tried this on? Where are the sites he found the firmware from (you know to save others the bother)? Where is the commentary on using the system and not just the installer? Where doe she describe what level of user he is - how many other systems he's installed and of what types? Where is the constructive critique, suggestions for improvement and other things you might find in a proper review? The absence of these things shows little respect to the reader and really just makes this little more than a rant down the pub.

I struggle to see how any reader could ascertain whether it was even worth them downloading and trying Debian from this review?

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