From: Robert Sweetnam (sweetr at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Thu 07 Oct 1999 - 10:16:01 IST
Its a bit of a dose to install though, At least I thought so. Being of
simple mind and from a windowed world, the install process was the biggest
challenge I had to overcome. I think thats what drew me to SuSE and Redhat,
ultimately I chose SuSE cause I liked YaST so much.
----- Original Message -----
From: Colm Buckley <colm at domain tuatha.org>
To: <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: 07 October 1999 10:02
Subject: Re: [ILUG] linux myths, random thoughts
> Kevin Lyda writes:
> > it's probably come across that i like redhat more then other
> > distributions, but i'm not sure i've ever spelled out why. overall i
> > see redhat as a better system for the following reasons:
> > better platform support: [...]>
> > free software: everything they write is released gpl'ed [...]>
> > rpm: it just makes things easier [...]
> > no other unix, *bsd, or linux offering gives me those three things.
> Hmm. Distribution war alert!
> I'd like to point (again) to the advantages of the Debian distribution.
> It offers the same platforms as RH, it's even more GPL-oriented than RH,
> and once you're used to it, you'll come to see that the debian package
> manager is *vastly* superior to RPM. The automatic updates are a real
> Debian's also easier to tweak, when things need tweakin'
> I'm not necessarily recommending that anyone change distributions, but
> if anyone's setting up a new Linux system, and if they have a modicum of
> clue and interest in what's going on under the hood, give Debian a
> See this month's LJ for more comparisons... there's also a poll on (I
> think) ZDnet somewhere in which Debian came out tops...
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