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Re: Debian based Distros... Really better?

PostPosted: 2017-11-19 21:32
by MALsPa
RU55EL wrote:So, Arch is no go for people who cannot read.

Can't or won't.

Re: Debian based Distros... Really better?

PostPosted: 2017-11-21 13:53
by kopper
MALsPa wrote:Can't or won't.


Isn't it effectively the same thing? :p

Re: Debian based Distros... Really better?

PostPosted: 2017-11-21 15:02
by pylkko
It is indeed probably fair to say that the differences between Debian and derivatives (w.r.t to ease of use) have steadily diminished but not entirely disappeared.

Debian is also pretty strict with the licenses and with what can be accepted into it, which might not be true of derivatives. There are some packages that are present in many other distributions but not on Debian because they have some license problem. According to a post on Debian Planet, Debian even considers the JSON license "non-free" because it has the clause:
https://www.json.org/license.html wrote:The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.


I would not call Debian testing a "rolling release". It's more like a staging/testing area.