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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Rename the article
by jrtayloriv on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 20:35 UTC
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I agree with the author regarding many of the problems he mentions with the installer. However it's inappropriate to title an article in a way that implies that the entire distribution is broken, rather than just the installer. Debian is one of the most well-designed Linux distros currently in existence, both for desktops and for servers. Saying that it's "not good" is false. Saying that the installer is "not good" is true (IMO).

I think a lot of the anger that's coming out in the comments is from this poor choice of title (and the unnecessary hyperbole and flaming in the article, instead of calm suggestions for improvement).

The article should be renamed "Debian 6 installer: not good.", and the author should apologize for the mistake. Otherwise, he's got some very good points that I hope the Debian installer maintainers will take to heart.

Edited 2011-03-22 20:37 UTC

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