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Dedo Does Debian - Review

Mar 01, 2010, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Debian is one of the more important Linux distributions. Without Debian, we would probably not have Ubuntu or APT and Linux desktop would still be a dream. And it just happens that I never gave it a proper review, until now.

"Time to do that. Naturally, I will not be reviewing Debian as any old distro. It has its special place alongside RedHat (CentOS). In other words, it's not a toy, it's a serious, somber tool for power users who cherish uttermost stability as the main feature in their operating system, with usability taking the humble second place. Plus, there's the free software idea, which might also complicate things a little. Don't expect Debian to run after you like a favorite canine. It's the other way around.

"But I'm rushing ahead of myself. Whether Debian works or not, it's something we will yet have to discover in this review. It will definitely not be Ubuntu. But it won't be Gentoo either. Maybe something in between. And how well does it compare to CentOS? "

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