[ILUG] Distro wars - was myths and truths
stuff at iol.ie
Thu Oct 7 12:40:23 IST 1999
> Agreed. I'm not a Linux newbie, and the three times I've installed Debian
> left me frustrated, annoyed, and installing Mandrake or RedHat. It's too
> complex for it's own good. An install should take five minutes. Longer than
> that, and you are either installing from tape, or it's crap.
Debian rocks my world. Personally, having gotten into my own routine with
Debian, I find that the only things it lacks are a decent lilo
configuration after installation, and... pico. (It's so simple, so JUST
what I need). But each of these are easily fixed.
The installation routine is a bit of a pain. At least, until being bored
one night, and acting on a joke someone had made, I decided to skip the
initial dselect choice of packages, and just add everything I needed with
dpkg --install. Things are SO much simpler. I know *exactly* what's on my
system, no faff. I heartily recommend it to anyone that can try it.
The only shame is that it's only available by download or mail order. Oh
More information about the ILUG