Jump to Debian GNU/Linux!

Posted by fsmdave on Jan 26, 2006 8:19 AM EDT
Free Software Magazine; By Arturo Fernández Montoro
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A guide to why the Debian distro is a good choice

There are hundreds of GNU/Linux distributions around, each with its strengths and weaknesses. One that stands out from the masses is Debian. It is the only major distribution not developed (or even backed) by commercial vendors, but by a group of volunteers around the world. Its main features are robustness, great software package management, a huge software collection consisting of more than 15,000 pre-compiled packages ready to install and run, and a transparent and always helpful support system based on mailing lists and a bug tracking system.

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