Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

A lot of people use Debian Sid as their desktop myself included.

When using Sid or Testing, Debian is usually no further ahead or behind than any other distro. I'm running Gnome 3.2 just like everyone else is.

I have never found the dev packages to be excessive. why should I install packages i don't need? I never even realised this was an issue for anyone.

Everything else is flamebait. (Linus and the name Debian itself.)

When people complain about Debian they are usually complaining about Stable. I haven't used a stable Debian release since Etch went stable. Even then I used testing before that because Sarge was too old for me.

Debian will always be my primary OS. I use Debian Testing/Sid/Experimental and I will never change.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Deborah + Ian is not the kind of operating system I want to use, LOL. So amateurish. I understand many are fanatics about it, one day I may change my mind. My affair now is with Arch. Let's see how long it lasts. So far it's doing great, and not bloody devel packages. If I want something compiled, it's all there already. Not that I will ever do, unless I use AUR.

apt-get was the RPM killer in those early days, but now delta-rpm and presto plugins kill apt in an instant. They have catched up.

I found Debian users to be mostly OS fan-boys. Logo is crap, name is crap. Sorry, open source projects like this should deliver more. Not only stability, but goo d marketing too.

Edited 2011-11-29 14:57 UTC

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joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

apt-get was the RPM killer in those early days, but now delta-rpm and presto plugins kill apt in an instant. They have catched up.


+1 for that. I don't see why YUM isn't used more often as the base of a distribution.

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

The first point you make is about the name again?

The only point you make is about RPM and i have to say that I haven't got a good RPM knowledge after 2002.

But, I have looked at how RPM distros manage their packages. No matter how good RPM has become I have yet to see an RPM-based package manager beat even synaptic in practice.

The package managers are what drag RPM down.

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