Two Seriously Good Reviews of Etch

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Two Seriously Good Reviews of Etch

Postby michael7 » 2007-04-24 00:29

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Postby rickh » 2007-04-24 03:28

This is my favorite review. I especially like the conclusion.
Recently, the goal of many distributions seems to have become to be a free version of Windows for users without much understanding of their operating system. Debian counters that trend. Instead of accepting that users prefer to be ignorant, Debian 4.0 treats users as students -- as people who may initially lack knowledge, but who are capable of learning. It's a bold approach, and one that's needed badly enough that Debian may just have found a new purpose -- and, with it, a guarantee of its survival.

It emphasizes the fact that, while Debian may be approachable by Linux newbies, they had best approach respectfully.
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Postby jml » 2007-04-27 01:03

I also think that these two reviews, and others I have recently read highlight the fact that with the release of Etch, Debian has done a very good job of bridging the gap between newbie and experienced Debian user.

I also feel that this release is a good balance between stability and functionality. To put it in a more personal way, Etch is now able to do literally everything I need an OS to do, (it didn't with earlier releases,) so now I have a stable, reliable, easy to use system which I do not have to upgrade every six months! I am in my happy place. :mrgreen:

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Postby michael7 » 2007-04-27 02:02

jml wrote:Etch is now able to do literally everything I need an OS to do

I agree. I think Etch is superb.
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Postby Noven » 2007-04-27 02:34

Etch is Balla =P
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Re: Two Seriously Good Reviews of Etch

Postby antidrugue » 2007-04-27 13:09



I'm glad some of you liked my review.

Thanks!
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Postby fvs » 2007-04-27 13:26

Great, Love Debian Etch 4.0
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Re: Two Seriously Good Reviews of Etch

Postby DeanLinkous » 2007-04-27 20:18

antidrugue wrote:
I'm glad some of you liked my review.

Thanks!

Loved it! You should submit it to osnews.
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