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Debian review

With several other distributions effectively based on the Debian system, it’s fair to say that it’s an important distro. In fact, as Linux distributions go, it’s positively stately; a grandaddy among open source upstarts.

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  1. Comment by Andrea — November 25, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    Well let me say this is not the kind of review I was expecting. A late review (16 Nov 2012) of Squeeze coming just about in time for the Wheezy debut… “a granddaddy” distro… Sure. Why not say “Dinosaur”? People love dinosaurs. Especially kids.

  2. Comment by Rick — December 2, 2012 @ 1:55 am

    I have been using linux for almost 3 years after giving up after using Windows for more than 110 years (viruses, upgrades etc). I have been using mostly Ubuntu and am now looking for a replacement for Ubuntu 10.10, which has run perfectly on my IBM Thinkpad T60/T61 laptops. Recently I downloaded and booted up a live version of Wheezy. It is still using a text installer and asking all kinds of questions as before in Squeeze. It failed to pick up many things that most other distros do automatically such as available wireless networks, etc. I agree with Andrea that the Debian project has not kept up to date with the rest of the linux community in that many things still look like, act like and are being done the old way. For example, the default desktop wallpaper of Squeeze looks like it belongs in a children’s book. For the above stated reasons, plus that I pretty much dislike GNOME 3.X, I will not be replacing Ubuntu with Debian anytime soon. There are simply too many other more desirable choices available, some which are still using GNOME 2.X, my DE of choice.

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