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

“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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