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TheLinuxGurus.org: Review: Debian GNU/Linux

Jan 12, 2000, 16:18 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Culp)

[ Thanks to David Culp for this link. ]

"I love Linux, to me Linux is more than an operating system, it represents a philosophy. To many people the Debian GNU/Linux distribution is one of the few "pure" distributions out there. Debian is worked on by hundreds or thousands of individuals across the world, much the same way as Linux is developed. Other distributions do their development "in house", the extra code to make installation and configuration easier is worked on by a team of programmers working for the major distributions. Such tools such as SuSE's Yast are developed by programmers hired by SuSE etc."

"The developers of Debian are firmly committed to including only true Open Source software in its main distribution. This means for lovers of KDE you will not get it or VMWare or many other packages that come standard with other distributions. You will get GNOME and about 1,400 other packages on the CD-ROM. The boxed distribution also includes the O'Reilly book Learning Debian GNU/Linux , a cool Debian bumper sticker and a demo copy of Myth II: Soulblighter."

"I buy all my Linux distributions simply because I have a slow Internet connection and don't want to do a huge download. The boxed Debian distribution is the best value going today. I paid $19.95 for it, which is cheaper than if you bought the included book by itself!"

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