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[6]: Angry Rant Reviews present
by Vanders on Fri 18th Mar 2011 17:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Angry Rant Reviews present"
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What, his card didn't already have a firmware?

Most cards require the firmware to be loaded at run time, yes.

just don't expect it to ever have a wider take-up.

I'm fairly sure that Debian are doing just fine and don't particularly need to worry about "wider take-up".

But don't expect glowing reviews when the installer starts picking out hardware that looks 'impure' to it either.

Except that's not what has happened.

Look, it's not like I haven't complained about this myself before. Doing a remote install on a server with chips like the Broadcom NetExtreme II in them can be interesting, for example. It's still churlish to complain about it when Debian are utterly up front about it and their reasons for doing it.

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