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Re: Wish: Unfreeze Woody and start anew

On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 08:15:29AM +0200, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> I'm NOT saying that 'ordinary' users shouldn't use Debian GNU/Linux. I'm
> saying that Debian GNU/Linux is PRIMARILY _designed_ with for the SERVER
> market. I'm also using Debian GNU/Linux on _all_ my workstations, and many
> of my close friends as well. But that's not what it's PRIMARY design is/was
> for...

I'm not sure what you mean by "design" here.  Debian is supposed to provide a
well integrated set of packages.  I don't see how this "design" fits a server
more than a workstation.

You're right that Debian provides less "fluff" than other distributions, but
the same exact (desktop-oriented) programs that are available for those
distributions are available for Debian (or will be in Woody).

I think you probably don't recommend Debian to your friends because they're
newbies and you don't want to get stuck supporting them.  It's hard to tell
your friends to RTFM.


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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