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 Lennie on Sat 19th Mar 2011 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Angry Rant Reviews present"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

Maybe I should add:

I prefer using the terminal to change things because it is faster if you know how and more predictable, easier to repeat (on many servers for example) or script (even better if you deal with many servers) and so on.

So as a knowledgable user I know how to use Debian to it's full potential.

A desktop user does not need or want all that. With Ubuntu on the desktop I still have the option to do that because most of what is under the hood is done the Debian anyway.

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

You (and I, and others) keep mentioning Ubuntu as the "friendly Debian" alternative, but probably what should be mentioned instead is Mint Debian Edition. It has all the advantages of stock Debian, in that it pulls from Debian repositories directly, but overcomes that first-install horror. It's Debian plus some packages plus some friendliness; the perfect desktop IMO.

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