On Tuesday 05 July 2005 02:42, Jorgen Schaefer wrote: > Anders Breindahl <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > Debian is a distribution, and as such delivers its package repositories > > and its packaging system. In my humble opinion, one really can't brag > > about the work of others. > > How about the installer? :-) Yeah, yeah. :) The documentation, the mailing lists and the website are probably also worth mentioning as ``parts of the distribution''. However, those two were what I associated with the word [GNU/Linux-]distribution. I haven't been using the installer that much ;). However; what actually ``defines'' a distribution? Some like Mandriva have their own setup-applications, while others like Familiar are developed against a single architecture (used to be, at least). Debian has more or less become a ``mother-distribution'', which is regularly being forked into other specialized distributions. From this viewpoint, the question of including eyecandy on the webpages becomes more relevant: If Debian puts up loads of heavyweight eyecandy, the focus of the distribution moves in a way that lets Whoppix-users and ISPs down, but attracts the home users. It says ``Debian -- The Universal Operating System'' in the title of http://www.debian.org. How would that goal fit, if any specialization was prioritized? I have an odd feeling of having just been mumbling along. I'd better stop. Regards, Anders Breindahl.
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