RE: QUantifiable reasons to use debian instead of redhat...?
> What I need is a lists of reasons, logical supportable reasons, that I could
> use to convice a change of standardization. Quite literally, this will decide
> what the next 50-100 systems will look like. DO they run Redhat or Debian...
I use Debian because:
1. There is actually some quality control over the packages
2. There is actually some quality control over the packages
3. There is actually some quality control over the packages
4. There is a "standard," and packages conform to it
RedHat, IMO, takes a "kitchen sink" approach to distribution. If there's a
program that *compiles* under Linux, they'll put it in, often (at least it appears)
without even testing it.
Daily, I enjoy the fact that on my Debian system, all my programs treat
backspace and delete the same. I can (*gasp*) actually use the backspace
key during the login process (from the console)!
I find that my Debian systems are easier to maintain than RedHat systems
because there isn't any confusion with some programs placing configuration
files in /etc, some in /usr/etc, some in /usr/local/etc, some in /usr/share,
some in /opt/stupid_package/etc. I *know* that if I install a package
that has made it into a Debian distribution, then it behaves in accordance
with the Debian guidelines.