Re: Debian is not a "main distro"?
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Joseph Carter wrote:
: On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 09:18:39AM +0100, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
: > I guess the poster in COLA should check his numbers...
: > As a side note, I would like to know what does Slackware offers that
: > Debian doesn't... perhaps we should try to "market" our distribution to
: > those old Slackware die-hards. Hey, I was one of those a long time ago. ;-)
: Um, not likely.
: "Me? Use a package manager? When hell freezes!"
I had this attitude when I first started using linux - of course, at
that time Slackware was the only distribution I'd heard of. After a
few years I got tired of running into brick walls all the time (missing
libraries, unknown dependencies, etc.) I tried RedHat ... it took a day
to ftp all the stuff, 2 hours to install, and it promptly exploded. I
tried Debian .99whatever, and it was scary ... went back to Slackware.
A while later I built a server for some friends, and for some reason
ordered a Debian CD. It was version 1.2, and it actually worked! I
promptly subscribed to the lists, and I think -that's- what hooked me
... the continual discourse among developers was amazing. I've ben a
happy Debian user (and advocate) ever since.
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