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Re: Please, help Linus install Debian!

Le 24 Juillet 2007 15:23, Martin Steigerwald a écrit :
> Am Dienstag 24 Juli 2007 schrieb Gilles Pelletier:
> > So, it seems Linus  has the same problem as me(1): I'm sure he
> > could install Debian, but he just doesn't want to get through the
> > hassle.
> Hi Gilles,
> What hassle exactly?

Didn't you read the reference I gave:

from: "I treid Etch, recently, and it was too many headaches."

And things most probably get worst as you install servers and all the 

It's not that it's impossible to install, it's just that the user is 
never taken into consideration. It just seems you need a part of of 
inborn knowledge. It's not made with the tender loving that tender 
loving care Shane Geiger refers to about Knoppix. It's still a distro 
whose nonsense would get most newbies infuriated.

In terms of user-friendliness, a simple beginners distro such as 
PCLinuxOS is light-years ahead of Debian. (Save for the partitioning 
tool which is really crappy, though. Too bad they didn't use 
GParted.) It seems those guys have checked how beginners manage to 
install their distro. Debian certainly never tried this. Hence, all 
the nonsense.

My point, and Linus' point, apparently, is that distros must be 
user-friendly. If you don't want the help of all the tools provided, 
you can still do everything by hand, but the point of putting out a 
distro should be to make it most usable.

That's all. Otherwise, yes, you can "manage" to install Debian.

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