Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users
"Jesús M. Navarro" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "so good that *I* will prefer it over others".
The problem with this is that we all(?) already prefer Debian.
In my eyes, there is no question about which distro to choose. I prefer
Debian for so many reasons that I'm not sure I'm able to list them all.
But some of them are
- active mailing lists
- bug tracker with actual content
- reliability and managebility
- responsive developers
- large package base
- a per package choice between stability and bleeding egde
The only downside I can think of is the extremist "free" definition, but
I can live with that.
But I don't think my reasons for choosing Debian can be applied to the
masses. They probably don't care much about how easy bug fixing is, and
a large number of packages is not important if the version of package X
is "too old". I believe they only care about:
business user: "can I buy a Linux OS from someone, inluding support?"
home user: "what do my friends use?"
And the answers to those two questions are currenly "RHEL" and "Ubuntu".