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    Debian tops poll, Project leader Bdale Garbee discusses surge
    Submitted by jar on Saturday, January 25, 2003 – 10:02
    DesktopLinux.com’s 2002 poll closed on January 1st with Debian edging out Mandrake in the last two months of year. The results, while not quite “scientific”, it certainly reinforced the growing interest in Desktop Linux distributions. Users were passionate in supporting their favourite distribution.

    DesktopLinux.com caught up with Debian Project Leader Bdale Garbee to get his views on what makes Debian a leader.

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    Subject: But you don’t
    Author: JoeBuck
    Date: Thursday, 2003/01/30 – 22:47
    RPM is a low-level interface akin to dpkg. Smart users of RPM-based systems either use apt, or Ximian’s Red Carpet, and get the same automatic downloads of depended-on packages that Debian users are used to.

    Debian is great once the initial installation succeeds; you never have to do it again. But if Debian wants new users, best to try to get something better (the Knoppix stuff looks like it could be a good start).

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    Subject: Good point
    Author: Glanz
    Date: Saturday, 2003/02/08 – 17:01
    Conectiva uses “Synaptic”….. which I also use with Debian. But the APT system beats anything out there, including the BSD ports method. Frankly, I never want to see another RPM distro again…., even with apt.


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