Re: slashdot poll
On Wed, 10 Feb 1999, Richard Lyon wrote:
>> What do people like about RH? Is it worth trying to nick parts of their
>> install? I found it a pain - It wouldn't let me just install individual
>> packages, though I wonder whether some of the modconf stuff could be left
>> out for the initial install.....
>Maybe people like the RH install because they are familar with a Microsoft GUI
>install. They perceive that a GUI install screen must be superior to a text
This is quite true. RH was my first distro and I found the install screens a
lot more confortable. Unfortunately, gui install screens doesn't mean a better installation.
With RH you will install packages you'll never use or even ever know you have.
Plus a lot of them are broken. Doesn't RH test their packages?
It's better to start at the base and work your way up. Don't change debian. I
like it's installation just the way it is. My debian box is just as
functional when I installed all the software I normally use when I had RH5.2 and
it's way way smaller. 100s of megs in fact.
I wonder what the hell I had that filled all that space?
>I don't think trying to compete with redhat is going to achieve a lot. Redhat
>can throw money at the producing a nice looking install, whereas debian relies
>on volunteers. Surely it would be better to concentrate on an official SLINK
>release, more packages, etc ...
>If someone feels strongly that a GUI install is essential, do it yourself.