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Re: current Redhat user evaluates Debian



Folks,

On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 11:17:58PM +0000, montefin <montefin@finux.com> wrote:

> Still, when friends ask me about 'this thing called Linux', I recommend
> they go out and buy the latest Red Hat boxed CD set; try Linux; and, if
> they like it and want to get serious, switch to Debian, Slackware or
> SuSE.

Interesting...

I'm currently involved in organising an InstallFest in Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia.  We've decided to primarily do Redhat 6.2
installs for the logistics (choose one, only one).

    http://installfest.humbug.org.au/

How common is the "Debian last" practice, that is, try the rest
(including non-GNU/Linux) and then come to Debian?  Approximately
2/5 of Humbug's membership are now Debian users; however, only a
few went straight to Debian.

For me, Debian is the high point in most respects on a long road.
In my work as a Systems Administrator I've used Solaris, Irix,
Digital Unix, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and GNU/Linux.  Within GNU/Linux,
I've used MCC Interim Release, Yggdrasil, Slakware, Redhat and
Debian.

I still use all the non-GNU/Linux systems (work) and they *do*
have advantages, e.g. OpenBSD for security and crypto or Solaris
for some serious 64 processor hardware; however, I believe that
"Debian last" has allowed me to appreciate how good Debian
GNU/Linux really is.

Yours sincerely,

-- Mark John Suter  | I know that you  believe  you understand
suter@humbug.org.au | what you think I said, but I am not sure
GPG key id F2FEBB36 | you realise that what you  heard  is not
Ph: +61 4 1126 2316 | what I meant.                  anonymous

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