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Distro reviews becoming a bit pointless

Distro reviews becoming a bit pointless

Posted Feb 5, 2009 10:06 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Parent article: Sabayon Linux 4

In a review of a Linux distribution is it really worth the space to say that it includes the GIMP? Almost every distribution provides almost every major application. It's only worth comment if there is something unusual. The same goes for saying that the installer can run in graphics mode or that you can choose between GNOME and KDE.

Choosing a distro these days is more about picking something with staying power: one that you expect will release security updates on time, respond to bug reports and release new versions with a smooth upgrade path. It would be good if reviews would focus more on that.


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Distro reviews becoming a bit pointless

Posted Feb 5, 2009 18:32 UTC (Thu) by dirtyepic (subscriber, #30178) [Link]

considering it's based on Gentoo, a graphical installer is noteworthy. i was specifically wondering about that.


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