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Debian Etch (RC2): The pleasure of using Linux

PostPosted: 2007-01-12 00:44
by michael7
"I'll dare say that Debian 4.0 is going to be the best Linux distribution released to the date."

http://www.gnebu.es/articulo.php?id=25

This is a glowing review. In the "Pros and Cons" section at the end, he had to stretch to find some cons.

PostPosted: 2007-01-12 00:48
by plugwash
wtf? there isn't an rc2 yet is there?!

PostPosted: 2007-01-12 06:21
by Lavene
He is psychic... :P

PostPosted: 2007-01-13 15:28
by chealer
plugwash wrote:wtf? there isn't an rc2 yet is there?!

Fixed thanks to your comment.

PostPosted: 2007-01-13 15:36
by DeanLinkous
Anyone submitted the review to OSNEWS yet?

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Why is it?
- Difficult to build your packages from source

- Graphical installer a bit "hidden"
I thought GUI was the default and I certainly expect it to ship as default!

- You need to add manually an external repository to add some codecs
This is the way it should be IMO! Seems normal to me.

- No artwork / recognisable look
Strange I have the debian swirl wallpaper and the debian swirl screensaver and so forth.... They certainly do not recreate the wheel with themes or anything and I am glad since I have my favorite.

- Exim installed and started by default on a desktop
I have never understood why exim is installed....

- Network configuration removed from installer?
Not that I know of????

- Difficult web page, no official forums
Web page could use a make over but it is a LOT to make over. I have thought about doing a site that leads to the info on the debian site or something. No official forums - I think is probably a GOOD thing.

(should be)
PROS:
the universal OS - what more of a compliment can you give...
;)

PostPosted: 2007-01-13 15:48
by plugwash
no text based install is the default (except possiblly if you use the gtk miniiso to install)

PostPosted: 2007-01-13 17:19
by thamarok
As we are speaking of it, what exactly is the GTK Mini-ISO ?

PostPosted: 2007-01-13 17:36
by plugwash
afaict its a very minimal (about twice as big as the floppy set but smaller than the buisnesscard or so called "netinst" isos) iso image that boots the debian installer in graphical mode by default and is set up for doing most of the retrival over the network.

PostPosted: 2007-01-13 20:53
by thamarok
So basically it's a more stripped down version of the Business Card image..

PostPosted: 2007-01-14 03:27
by DeanLinkous
Is it okay to submit that review to osnews?

PostPosted: 2007-01-14 03:28
by ajdlinux
thamarok wrote:So basically it's a more stripped down version of the Business Card image..


Yes, around 10-12MB IIRC, it only ships with a very minimal G-I that downloads components off the net.

PostPosted: 2007-01-14 20:16
by michael7
DeanLinkous wrote:Is it okay to submit that review to osnews?

I think it's a great review for Debian. I'm all for it. Where do I vote? :D