32BitsOnline: Debian's Superior Software ManagementNov 15, 1999, 17:19 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dustin Harriman)
"As I write this article, there are four major distributions that have standardized software package file formats (that I'm aware of, at any rate: new Linux distributions seem to pop up almost on a daily basis these days)...."
"Debian's packaging scheme goes beyond these three other distributions."
"Debian is superior in how packages are stored and organized; they are sorted in a standardized directory structure, whether they reside on Debian CD's or FTP mirrors. This makes automating package retrieval a lot easier."