Desktop Linux survey

Joe Klemmer klemmerj at
Thu Aug 24 22:25:47 CEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 07:28 +0200, Pau Ruŀlan Ferragut wrote:

> >You know, I sometimes wish I could get over my anti-Debian feelings […] That
> >and their whole package/program naming scheme (which I really find
> >stup^H^H^H^H annoying) is more than I can overcome.
> No I do not know. apt-stuff is the best thing ever since slashed bread and
> Xfce ^_^
> I could have understood that you did not like the rationale non-free software,
> the GPL for documentation and alike (call them zealots if you wish). But about
> dpkg…

	dpkg is no different than rpm.  They are package formats only.  The apt
tools are an independent utility that also was ported to rpm.  The rpm
based distros now have yum, which is the equivalent of qpt, so there's
no advantage for Debian there.

	But remember everyone, I am not knocking Debian.  I am talking about
things that are specific only to me and even they aren't related to
technical aspects of Debain and derivative distros.

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