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    Debian Desktop
    Submitted by junglewiz on Monday, May 03, 2004 – 14:22
    DebianThere are two kinds of users of Debian (this is true for other distributions too):

    1. Desktop users – who would like to run the latest software. This means stable upstream releases and also shorter release cycles. Most Debian users would be willing to put up with one release per year.
    2. Server users – who would like longer release cycles and long term support, with the added stability benefits.

    What should we do about this?…

    Category: Opinion 62 comments · read more

    GNOME 2.6 in Sarge?
    Submitted by Narayan on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 – 14:46
    SargeThe planned release date for GNOME 2.6 is March 22nd, just around the corner. However at the current rate it is unlikely that Sarge will include GNOME 2.6, which would be a pity. I wonder if there is strong enough feeling within the Debian community about this, to delay the release, especially as KDE 3.2 has gotten in.
    Category: Opinion 47 comments

    A User Review of Debian GNU/Linux
    Submitted by ladislav on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 – 04:14
    DebianMention the word “Debian” in a group of Linux users and emotions are immediately stirred up. One of the largest volunteer cooperative projects in software history continues to attract attention of media, selfless effort of some of the world’s best software developers and endless end users debates. No matter what your Debian feelings and experiences are like, there is no doubt that the Debian project has made an enormous impact on the history of modern software development. Alexander Antoniades looks at the Debian’s latest stable version 3.0r1 and describes his own observations in this user review for DistroWatch.
    Category: Opinion 7 comments

    Libranet 2.7 review by DistroWatch
    Submitted by robster on Friday, December 13, 2002 – 14:53
    DebianDistroWatch has reviewed the latest incarnation of Libranet, version 2.7 which is based on Debian GNU/Linux 3.0. Libranet builds on woody by providing a simple “easy to use” installer and graphical package management tools. Although not really for dedicated Debian users, Libranet can provide a means to transition users towards Debian.
    Category: Opinion 16 comments

    KOffice 1.2 for every distribution but Debian?
    Submitted by hildeb on Saturday, November 02, 2002 – 06:36
    KDESomebody was complaining about “Debian losing mindshare”. Right now I was considering to install KOffice 1.2, just to find that there are no packages available.

    DanielS: Have a look at the FAQ, and you’ll find … KOffice packages.

    Category: Opinion 10 comments · read more

    An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0
    Submitted by bfeeney on Thursday, October 17, 2002 – 21:41
    WoodyThis is a critical review of Debian 3.0, but I want to say right from the start that I’m not trying to bait anyone. However I feel that reviewers often root for Debian as the open-source underdog, and give it marks which it doesn’t deserve. If RedHat 8.0 came out with installation software like Debian 3.0 it would be savaged. I think it’s time for an honest review, to spur the Debian developers into making the best possible distribution. I really want Debian to succeed. I want to use it daily, and recommend it to my friends. But I can’t do that right now and I think it’s important people understand why.
    Category: Opinion 103 comments · read more

    Is Debian Losing Mindshare?
    Submitted by TheGoodDoctor on Sunday, September 22, 2002 – 00:34
    DebianWoody has received scant attention from Linux websites compared to other recent Linux distributions. Debian “Woody” 3.0r0 was released on July 19, 2002; but two months later, there have been few reviews of Woody online. So why hasn’t Woody received more attention from Linux websites? One likely possibility is that Debian is losing “mindshare”.
    Category: Opinion 93 comments · read more

    When will there be a debian-non-crazy
    Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, July 01, 2002 – 15:41
    DebianThere should be a debian-non-crazy section in the style of debian-non-US which can hold all good software like lame, which is blocked by some big companies in some countries. Also this cold hold all the cryptographic stuff which also cannot distributed in fr. (non-FR, non-US, …)
    Category: Opinion 16 comments

    `After-Install’ Instructions
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 – 17:28
    DebianI’m finding that one of the most frustrating things about .debs (or rpms for that matter) is the lack of consistent `after-install’ instructions.
    Category: Opinion 17 comments · read more

    Where Oh Where Are the Updated Apache Packages
    Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, June 21, 2002 – 18:09
    SecuritySo everyone knows that the Apache Web Server had a bad security flaw which was quickly fixed, and the stable version of Debian has already released an update… but where is the update for the testing distribution? Many people run production servers on the middle-of-the-road distro and are (as far as I can tell) left out in the cold right now 🙁 Anyone know where the missing packages are?
    Rob: Read on for the maintainer’s answer to this common question. Short answer: Debian does not provide security updates for testing.

    Joy: …but the updated packages are available; read on!

    Category: Opinion 17 comments · read more

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