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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 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
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.
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.
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?