My Debian experience so far
rasjidw at openminddev.net
Tue Mar 11 04:58:32 EST 2003
Well, once I took the plunge, installing Debian was not really all that hard,
although it definitely helped that I knew how configure some of my hardware
'by hand' - although I believe there are a couple of hardware detection
packages available for Debian, they are just no installed as a matter of
The plusses: I love apt. apt-get install this, apt-get install that. It is
great. I'm not sure I could ever go back to a rpm based distro.
The minuses: Woody is too old, and Sid is, well, currently broken. Not badly
broken. Only a very little really. Unfortunately, Kmail has been
uninstallable in Sid for at least 31 days now, and I *really* like Kmail.
Due to the wonders of apt, I have tried out several other email clients, but
I still like Kmail the best. I'm currently running it in a RedHat machine
installed under VMWare.
Being new to Debian, I have no idea if this kind of delay in getting 'grave'
bugs fixed in Sid normal or not. Perhaps I've just been unlucky and hit a
bad time to have my first unstable Debian experience.
I am extremely reluctant to go back to Woody (and then get the unofficial KDE
3.1 Woody backport) as there are a number of other packages I also want from
Perhaps my search for the perfect Linux distribution continues....
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