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Re: Re: Re: My first "Windows Anonymous" session

by phydeauxarff (Priest)
on Jul 18, 2003 at 12:34 UTC ( #275589=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: My first "Windows Anonymous" session
in thread My first "Windows Anonymous" session

Actually, I meant 'non-commmercial' to be descriptive of the fact that Debian is not a company while Redhat and Mandrake are both companies and the distributions part of a commercial enterprise.

While the others are open-source and can be obtained at no cost (or little cost if you consider the media and bandwidth to obtain them), they are commercial entities driven by commercial needs such as market share and I believe this affects their offerings.

Debian has no profit motive and no shareholders to answer to and this shows in that often their distro doesn't include the latest whiz-bang feature, but IMHO the stable distro is just that....rock solid.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: My first "Windows Anonymous" session
by SyN/AcK (Scribe) on Jul 18, 2003 at 16:43 UTC

    Ok, well in that case I would have to agree with you. The other annoying thing you get with Redhat is the up2date feature... while its sweet for keeping your system patched, you got to either pay for it now, or fill out a survey every week. I never catch the surveys in time.

    Plus if you use debian, you get that extra cool apt-get utillity, which is a God send.

    By the way, I agree with you, it is a very stable version, I'm actually running either Debian or GenToo on my entire network (except my Laptop which is Mandrake 9). Just in my prior experience, I think its easier for a Windows user to migrate to Mandrake or Redhat first, since it will feel more like windows.

      "I think its easier for a Windows user to migrate to Mandrake or Redhat first, since it will feel more like windows."

      I have to agree 100% with that statement....Mandrake has been my 'weaning tool' of choice for winblows users for several years now.

      Get 'em hooked and them move them to Debian ;-)

      BTW...apt-get++ !!!!

        Yes, apt-get has to be one of the coolest programs ever. I can't even began to tell you about the "RPM Hell" I faced with installing some of the security tools I use, even worse with some of the XML tools I was using.

        I honestly love Mandrake myself. Debian more so, but Mandrake has a special place in my heart as it was the first Linux OS I had on one of my own computers.

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