I was using Fedora and Mandrake in those days, and the issue of 'freedom' was never part of the discussion. When I more or less accidently installed Sarge (then testing) I was amazed at what a really mature distribution offered. As I learned more about the differences, it dawned on me that the Debian Contract, and the cumbersome democracy were what made the difference. There is nothing wrong with being a little slow when it results in the right decision.DeanLinkous wrote:btw-where were all you free protesters when this stuff crept into main?
OK. I'm sorry. If one's newness is evaluated by the number of posts on this forum, I'm pretty new myself.I also think using the term 'newbie' in a derogatory sense is crude and uncalled for and I will leave it at that...
... as will I....I will use Debian one way or another,...
emmanuel_halbwachs wrote:The best could be a message from the installer like "OK, the installer
detected some hardware that needs sourceless firmware. Philosophically,
the Debian project dislike blabla. Would you like to continue with or
without those firmware". Then, average joe can be sensibilized to a
problem he/she probably never heard before.
richbarna wrote:I would just like to see gcc 4.2 if possible, the rest that I have read is all good. The ideal release for me would have gnome 2.16 and gcc 4.2, I'm very easy to please
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