Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jan 2006 14:51 UTC
Debian and its clones "This interview was conducted with Martin F. Krafft, the author of 'The Debian System'. Despite Debian GNU/Linux's important role in today's computing environment, it is largely misunderstood and oftentimes even discounted as being an operating system which is exclusively for professionals and elite users. In this book Krafft, explains his concept of Debian, which includes not only the operating system but also its underpinnings."
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Good Article
by pfsams on Tue 17th Jan 2006 17:11 UTC
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With the exception of the install(which is improving), Debian is the perfect Desktop distro. There are many good distributions available, and I realize Debian is not always "bleeding edge." I always use KDE as I like it better, I have found that "Stable" just works. Debian's quality is what makes it the perfect distro for new users. It's only a matter of adjusting to a new OS (if comming from another OS). I feel Debian should be a first choice for someone new to GNU/Linux. They may need help with the initial install & setup (as I did with WinXP), but they will then have a rock solid OS that is easy to use and maintain. I can't comment on commercial use, but for the average home or small buisness user Debian is tops. I was aquainted with Debian through Mepis, and then wanted a system that ran with only Stable. I have used Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora, all good distro's, but I still remain loyal to Debian because it "just works."
Paul Sams

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