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M. Drew Streib
dtype at dtype.org
Tue Oct 2 15:28:02 PDT 2001
On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 03:18:03PM -0700, J C Lawrence wrote:
> Other distributions take other more or less variant tacks, RedHat
> among them. Distribution choice and preference really comes down to
> where you assign your values. We, it seems, tend to assign our
> values on the admin ends of the scale.
I don't think apt-get is exclusively an admin thing.
When KDE 2.1.1 came out, I had it the next day with a simple upgrade.
All dependencies worked out, and nothing on my box broke.
Granted, this was in 'unstable', but I don't recall any other
distribution having beta packages available that easily (if even
at all). Even for ones that do keep up with some of the major things,
they can't even come close to the speed of upkeep of the thousands
of packages that are maintained in Debian.
I use Debian because of its admin power.
I use Debian because of its timeliness for my desktop.
I use Debian because of the general quality of the packaging, to include
I use Debian because it is free.
We don't need another distro war, as I'm sure everyone will have
reasons for their own favorites. Just wanted to point out that there
are things beyond the admin strength of apt-get and security.debian.org
that draw people in...
M. Drew Streib <dtype at dtype.org> | http://dtype.org/
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