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Debian.org: Debian Weekly News--December 14th, 2004

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"Welcome to this year's 49th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Bruce Byfield released a short introduction in apt-get on NewsForge. Again, developers were advised to close bugs automatically with a changelog entry only in connection with a proper description. Jason Boxman wrote a guideline for using Exim 4 and Courier IMAP on a Debian system.

"Constructive Critique of Debian. In a guest editorial on DesktopLinux Binh Nguyen noted some key design attributes of Debian that make it one of the strongest and most versatile GNU/Linux distributions. He also observed certain weaknesses and argued that a few simple improvements and a more welcoming attitude to new users would significantly improve Debian. He concluded that Debian is a competent and robust distribution, but with a few critical flaws that have led to a perception of it being an elitist distribution..."

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