Re: Un-Debian? (was: Kernel choices)
According to Stephen R Laniel,
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 12:29:07AM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> > It is? I thought it was the other way around: apt-get install this,
> > apt-get install that, installs the software for you, does most of the
> > configuration for you...apt-get update, apt-get upgrade upgrades
> > everything for you...little manual configuration or fetching of
> > packages. You can still do it manually if you want, but I thought one
> > of the core features of Debian was automating administrivia so you can
> > focus on other things.
> My sense is that on the scale of 'doing it for you'ness,
> Debian would be at the low end, Mandrake at the high end,
> and Ubuntu somewhere in between. Debian's the more hackerish
> distribution, is my sense.
Debian has the best compromise between "we'll give you an
easy configuration but you have to do it our way" and "you
can tweak anything you want and you can do it the way you
want". Order without fascism.