Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 28th Mar 2013 21:49 UTC
Linux Like many OSNews readers, I use Ubuntu. I also use several less popular distros. What is it like to use these lesser-known distros compared to the dominant systems? How does running, say, VectorLinux or Puppy or PC-BSD, differ from using Ubuntu or Fedora? This article offers a few ideas. Obviously, it broadly generalizes about distros for the purpose of discussion.
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RE: I agree with the author
by toast88 on Sun 31st Mar 2013 09:09 UTC in reply to "I agree with the author"
toast88
Member since:
2009-09-23

At first I thought, $100.00 USD was a little steep but when I bought it, installed it and the capabilities are well worth the money.


You'd better donated these $100 to the Debian project where the *actual* work on the distribution is done.

Such mini distributions do some theming amd custom configuration, that's it. They can't do any real engineering, they simply don't have the man power.

We have over 1000 official developers in Debian (Debian Developers) and even more Debian Maintainers. We are the ones who are doing the actual job. Without Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix and anything Debian-based wouldn't even exist in the first place.

And I don't even understand the advantage of these mini distributions. If want a certain theme or configuration, I can just configure my Debian that way. Supporting more than 10 official architectures plus some more in the ports section makes Debian the most universal distribution ever and many people profit from it. Yet so few people don't contribute back to Debian ;) .

Adrian

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Yet so few people don't contribute back to Debian ;) .
Adrian


Because people only care about graphical crap and design and are fooled by marketing strategies and bling.

Technical prowess alone doesn't matter. Just look at Apple products.

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