On 2020-06-01 19:56+0100, john lewis wrote:
I remember people who'd been staunch Debian
supporters selling out to
help create ubuntu. I'd come to Linux from OS/2 and had used distros
like redhat but once I'd been introduced to the Debian philosophy I was
hooked and have not used or wanted to use anything else for the last
30??? years. I have HantsLUG to thank for that.
What parts of Debian philosophy stick out the best for you? For me it's
the attention to stability. Apt was also a strong selling point compared
to how easy it was to mess up RH.
I'm just a user, the closest I've been to
writing a line of code has
been writing spreadsheet macros or designing websites from scratch.
I think submitting good bug reports is a more vital part of the
ecosystem than writing code. It's easy to break things in code, so it's
very important to feedback/feedforward bugs and wish lists.
There was a time when Debian had the reputation for
being hard to
setup and use but that hasn't been true for years.
If things are getting to easy there's always Debian From Scratch :)