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Igor Ljubuncic calls Debian squeeze "not good" at OS News

Hello DPN team!

First, thanks for your continued effort to provide news to the Debian

I just found Igor's review article via identi.ca.

"Debian 6 Squeeze: Not Good
posted by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC

"Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant
that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost
like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop
distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your
platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into
the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.

"Apart from RedHat 6, Debian 6 was the most awaited thing since Polio
vaccine. It took ages to brew, and when it flowed, it was ... well. You
will discover that in today's review. As always, I'll give you a human
perspective on what is ultimately the geekdom singularity, the one
distro that is holier than anything else."


Dedoimedo is Igor Ljubuncic's nick according to

Ljubuncic's negative conclusion is mainly based on two facts:
1st, squeeze doesn't have non-free hardware drivers - which has been
published, so is not unexpected; but it made him search the net for a
solution during his installation
2nd, the installation is not beginner-friendly, has too many options,
and, worst of all, didn't change since Debian 5.

He adds anecdotic proof against Debians acclaimed stability by saying he
had a kernel crash in Debian 5. Looks a bit like he is trying to decry
Debian; especially since he is proposing RedHat-based Scientific Linux
as alternative.

Well, just thought it might be interesting to other Debian people, and
may be someone is in the mood to invest the time for a public reply.



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