Debian Planet

Welcome to Debian Planet


Apt-get into it.
Main Menu

  • Home

  • Topics

  • Web Links

  • Your Account

  • Submit News

  • Stats

  • Top 10

  • Debian

    These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site

  • Package search

  • Mailing list archives

  • Bug reports

  • Debian on CD

  • Unofficial woody CD ISOs

  • Unofficial APT sources

  • Developers’ Corner

    Other great Debian news sources:

  • Debian Weekly News

  • Kernel Cousin Debian

    (Debian mailing lists digested)
  • Community Groups

    Need help? You’re not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP

    (User support site)

  • Debian International



  • EsDebian


  • DebianWorld


  • MaximumDebian


  • DebianUsers


  • Debian-BR


  • IRC

    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Wanna write?

    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you’ve written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.


    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems and

    Domains paid for and hosted by

    Buy your Debian merchandise at

    Who’s Online

    There are currently, 63 guest(s) and 5 member(s) that are online.

    You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here.


    The comments are owned by the poster. We aren’t responsible for their content.

    Re: Ian Murdock responds to comparisons between (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 20 @ 12:37:20 BST

    I agree, if debian could come up with 2 installers as you for the old timers and one for the newbies.

    But as said before, the more your hands get held the more your going to get into trouble when the fancy GUI cannot do what u want and youre forced to use the command line, its really a fine line between both

    I have been using RH for 3 years and generally it set everything up for me with much effort from my self (its even worse for LM 8), thus when it came to add new hardware or alter config files from scratch, these fancy GUI hide all what u need to know

    So being fed up with the like’s of rh/mandrake (nothing against them at all), i switch to debian potato about 2 months ago, and yes its been a struggle, but i have learnt a lot in the process that i never new before (that was sheilded by the likes of linuxconf,rp3 etc..).

    At the end of the day its a fine line between both, as what we don’t want from debian is it to become like Linux Mandrake ( which somehow i don’t think it will ever be)…

    [ Reply | Parent ]

    Based on: PHP-Nuke

    All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2000 by Debian Planet

    You can syndicate our news using the file backend.php.