"We have a new Debian; Linux rules embedded systems; the
desktop wars are not over; and freedom is good."
"I might as well start with a disclaimer. Debian is my favorite
Linux distribution - make that GNU/Linux distribution - and I'm
using a Debian box now. There. And, by the way, if anyone at Linux
Journal writes something incorrect about your favorite
distribution, it is not a harmless error. It's the result of our
deep-seated prejudice against your distribution of choice and the
main ethnic group in your distribution's "home" country. If we do
make a mistake, please send us e-mail IN ALL CAPS RIGHT AWAY to
point out that we're hypocrites and bigots and all that, otherwise
we'll never learn. Thanks in advance, and back to my LinuxWorld
"My Debian-o-philia aside, Debian 2.2, the "Joel 'Espy' Klecker"
release, is still pretty impressive, because it doesn't make an
impression. It's seamless. Just do an apt-get dist-upgrade, and
your Debian box is upgraded from the last version. The only reason
to even get a new Debian CD is if you're someplace with a heinously
slow Net connection, or if the kernel on the old CD doesn't support
your hardware. All that work looking for a black CD-ROM drive, and
I'll never use it again."
"Installing Debian is as awkward as upgrading is smooth; but
RTFM, make some coffee, and power through the install. It's worth
it, especially if you're relying on informal user-group channels
for support. I've been noticing more and more of the local
user-group wizards going to Debian, so you'll find skilled support
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