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Old 09-05-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Debian is so cool !!


Hi !

The more I use Debian, the more I like it. That's amazing compared to other distro. The website is so well made too, for searching something, they make lot of efforts to be simple and fast to the target. They use a lot of "ln -s" everywhere.

I today found this :
http://archive.debian.org/debian/dists/
where if you have nostalgia or for old pc, you always can find the distro, and use it for nostalgia.
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ar...8/i386/iso-cd/
So great. All is on Debian servers. Lot of packages, all what existed by Debian.

Debian is one of the most stable distro, is very reliable, and well coded.

Debian repositories are huge huge, offer lot of console, servers, gui, and desktops. Well Debian is there since many years, and is doing great!

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Old 09-05-2009, 06:50 AM   #2
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I totally agree. I just came back from Gentoo, which caused problems I couldn't even dream of how to solve them. Actually a pity, because Gentoo is so customizable...

I didn't try out the big RPM-based distros so much (Fedora a bit), but I always had the feeling that Debian is special (the Free Software principles are important, the community is great... that's my impression of Debian), and that other distros (except for Gentoo, strangely) missed something. Others' experiences might be different, though, and I suppose there must be others so the big distros will compete and at the same time contribute to each other. Which is strange, but kind of cool.

I just had a look at your link. The README of the Debian-0.93R6 release dates back to 1995 LOL xD that's cool.

BTW what do people think about the new release cycle? They switched to a cycle of one release every two years (see here: http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090729). I'm curious...
 
Old 09-05-2009, 07:18 AM   #3
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Um, I like it when distro's have long release cycles
makes it easier to keep up with
Like Tinycore and pmagic, they seem to release a new one like 2-3 times a month

Debian is definetly the snit, LOL

You guys remasetrer your own yet or what?

You can build your own various ways
However, I prefer the manual method of chroot and what not vs debian-live build
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLive/live-helper

http://live.debian.net/manual/html/

grml has grml-live too which can be installed to debian
http://grml.org/grml-live/
EDIT
Hag linux was built using grml-live tioo
http://hag-linux.eu.org/

Quote:
Main features of grml-live

create a grml-/Debian-based Linux Live-CD with one single command

class based concept, providing a maximum of flexibility
supports integration of own hooks, scripts and configuration

supports use and integration of own Software and/or Kernels via simple use of Debian repositories

native support of FAI features
multi-arch support (work in progress)


Sidux is also a great debian unstable distro
especially the 480+mb xfce edition

both grml and sidux feature the boot from iso option too
very cool

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Old 09-05-2009, 07:31 AM   #4
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BTW what do people think about the new release cycle? They switched to a cycle of one release every two years
That's not strictly true.
The idea is that every two years the Testing distribution will be frozen in the December,with the final release to follow sometime the next year.
So with the exception of Squeeze,the release schedule is still going to be more than two years.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 09:46 AM   #5
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Compared to Slackware, Debian is lukewarm.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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Compared to Slackware, Debian is lukewarm.
Batten down the hatches!,the Slackware evangelists are coming....
 
Old 09-05-2009, 09:57 AM   #7
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Yeah, brothers and sisters, save your souls with Slack!!
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:00 AM   #8
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uh-oh!
fllamewar!!
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:02 AM   #9
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uh-oh!
fllamewar!!
Nah,just a little friendly English banter!.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #10
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All good, clean fun. I think we've had a few converts already. People saying they've been Debianites for years, but now they've tried Slackware 13.0, they are absolutely smitten with it and are now confirmed Slackers.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:10 AM   #11
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well
I run everything so, i convert to everything
LOL
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:12 AM   #12
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Yeah, you're a multidistroist.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:13 AM   #13
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Compared to Slackware, Debian is lukewarm.
As a potential distro-hopper, for whom Debian is looking attractive I'd very much like to know what the pros and cons of Slackware are compared to Debian. These things are usually "horses for courses" rather than one being better or worse than the other. Which sort of course best suits the Slackware horse and which the Debian?
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:18 AM   #14
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These things are usually "horses for courses" rather than one being better or worse than the other.
True, definitely. There is no absolute "best" distro, only the best as far as each person is concerned. Whichever you feel happiest with is the best.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:27 AM   #15
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True, definitely. There is no absolute "best" distro, only the best as far as each person is concerned. Whichever you feel happiest with is the best.
But wise wizard, how can I know which I will be happiest with and will we live happily every after?
 
  


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