Statements like "Debian and Gentoo a superior choice for many developers and home consumers" really have me question the value of the article. I personally don't think source distributions like Gentoo are a good idea but I understand the appeal. I can't imagine recommending it for a home consumer. A day just to install the system. I believe there are binaries available but that kind of kills the point of a source distribution. Debian is better but some people are suggesting the commercial Debian-derivatives for simple install and then upgrade to the latest debian. This doesn't some user friendly to me. Granted I haven't used either one.
"While four CDs may seem like a lot, there are a lot of holes." Did you read the Knoppix DVD review in the same weekly news? It didn't come with Firefox. So does that mean it has no web browser or you just don't like the default. No Eiffel or Haskell. The horrors. I personally can't use a distribution that doesn't include var'aq (http://www.geocities.com/connorbd/varaq/).
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