For me, Linux is all about choice
Posted Oct 23, 2003 18:20 UTC (Thu) by ssavitzky
Parent article: No More Free Beer?
Since 7.3, RedHat has been steadily dropping programs that I use. First it was
ical (a nice little calendar program) and
frm; they've finally gotten to the point where they're dropping
xtoolwait (the excuse in the package list is, if I remember correctly, "no longer used in distribution"). Since when does that have anything to do with what users need?
Add the pain of using RedHat Network to keep up to date, and the deficiencies of the
apt port for RPMs compared to the Debian original, and it's no wonder I'm joining the growing ranks of those switching to Debian-based distributions. Sure, it's a little painful, but at this point it's actually less pain to go from RH7.3 to Woody than it is from 7.3 to 9.
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