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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I think we've established that there's no necessity for one install method to be substantially more or less restrictive than the other. You're probably just better off making the general argument that, if you want a hassle free install, use a more curated Debian derivative and don't bemoan the 'toolkit OS' crowd their OSes, which suit their usage scenarios. Trying to tie this reasoning to particular pieces of technology seems more counter-productive, than anything.

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I don't think it's even complicated enough to require child forks. If one wants a curated liveCD install then choose the liveCD install disk. Don't complain when a completely different type of install behaves differently from a liveCD image.

I think the real issue that started this whole article and discussion was blindly grabbing an install disk based on a guess then taking issue with the distribution when the reviewer's blind guess was incorrect. It's kind of like buying a VW Bug to take the family on campign trips with then complaining because it doesn't hold six people comfortably or do a good job of pulling the a camper behind it. Well duh.. neither of those are part of it's design in the first place.

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