Re: The future of Debian install??
On Wednesday 06 March 2002 01:41, Oki DZ wrote:
> Michael Marziani wrote:
> > I've installed debian quite a few times and it's not a big deal, but
> > every once in a while I wish it would just auto-detect my network card,
> > graphics card, etc just to save me the trouble of looking them up. Not
> > to mention that xfree86setup is a pain.
<FLAMEWAR TOPIC="distributions (again)">
> Try to ask RedHat users: "What do you know about X server?"
This battle is older than Hell but...
Well, I don't know how RH goes now, but the first RH distribution I test
about seven years ago (4.x or so...) has an installation like the one Debian
has today. Later, I migrate to SuSE because it was easier to configure; I
meant that you can install it once and dont take care about read a lot of
howtos and spent a lot of time reconfiguring things just to use my own
language. If I'm today using Debian (since last Saturday) its mainly I'm on
"vacation" and have a lot of time to fight with the system; I'm not using
Debian because I think its the best distribution, so I dont think so, I'm
using it mainly by its philosophy (its not a commercial product). If I were
still working, I've never drop my comfortable SuSE.
Keep on mind that everyone can configure this distribution; its not a matter
of brain, its a matter of TIME, and there's a lot of people that needs a
computer to do things very different that spent time configuring the SO,
specially if they're not computer technicians; they do NOT NEED to know
nothing about the underlaying technology as, in example, a JAVA programmer DO
NOT NEED to know nothing about x86 assembler or an x86 assembler programmer
DO NOT NEED to know the machine codes of each mnemonic.
On the other hand, if you need, or simply want, to learn how an X Server its
configured from scratch (or how obtain milk directly from a cow instead from
the bottle...), you still will be able to learn it with or without the
existence of an automatic setup program.
When computers used perfored cards to store information, holes was performed
by a device; but I think you could use a pin and do it by hand...
Finally, I'll like to know everything about every field, but none lives
forever. If Debian has have a better (call it "easier" or "faster" or so...)
setup system, I've had migrate to it from years ago.