Thursday, October 20, 2005

Debian Pure Linux Review

Tuxmachines.org reviews Debian Pure 0.4 which is based on the Debian Sarge Linux release and is meant to be fully compatible with the Debian Sarge repositories. Debian Pure allows a newcomer to install Debian with a supposedly more user friendly installation procedure either by a cdrom or via ftp.

Debian Pure Web Site:
"I have been using Linux now for approximately 4 years. Over the years, I have tried virtually every major distribution and have finally settled on Debian. Debian offered the stability and robustness I was looking for in an operating system. However, installing a Debian desktop is not new-user friendly. Many variants have been introduced over time such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, Progeny, Libranet, and others; although these distributions have their strengths, I found that a majority were incompatible with Debian's repositories and the ones that were, cost money. This project is not about creating an additional distribution, rather, a CD that will help newer users with installing a Debian proper system along with common plug-ins (DVD, Flash, Java, and Mplayer). The CD includes options to install either the Gnome or KDE desktops."