Linux en Dells

Anthony M Simonelli a.simonelli at
Wed Mar 14 04:54:12 UTC 2007

Though I am a big fan of Debian, I think Ubuntu is more suited in this
situation.  Just read the first paragraph on

This is what Dell and Dell customers like; something that is regularly
released, predictable, and focused on the user and usability, with the
latest and greatest software.

As much as I love Debian and have the utmost respect for the Debian
project, their goals are not compatible with a company like Dell's.
Their focus is on stability and quality and releasing "when it's ready".
They move at their own pace and apply the strictest policies when it
comes to "free" software.  An example is that Debian 4.0 still is not
released with about 84 RC bugs left to go.  And though it has come a
long way in regards to user-friendliness, it still requires a bit of
expertise in the field.

On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 19:24 -0300, Phil Pinkerton wrote:
> Counter productive ? irresponsible ?  obscure distro  ?
> Ubuntu is Debian therefor what your saying is Ubuntu is obscure ?
> Linux is about choice, I certainly won't be persuaded by such ignorance and
> I will fill the survey the way I want,
> who knows perhaps Debian will come out on top even though it is not on
> the list.
> I also voted Debian even though I use Ubuntu I still believe Debian is
> the strongest
> distro out there, Why else are so many others based on it?
> Phil
> Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > "Edward Craig" <epcraig at> wrote:
> >   
> >> Many Thanks, fun survey.
> >>     
> >
> > Yes, it's marvelous from Dell, I just took their survey as well, let's
> > cross fingers.
> > I am just a little annoyed that the survey runs for only 10 days !
> >
> >   
> >> Couldn't resist suggesting Debian to them, though.
> >>     
> >
> > Hmm, the point of the survey is to see if one distro stands out. and if
> > not, there will be no Linux at all. Voting for Debian, will only blur
> > the message, which will result in no Linux at all, rather than Debian,
> > so it's rather counter productive... irresponsible if I may say :-/
> > If we want Linux on consumer machines than we must use this survey to
> > stand behind what we feel is the leading (and most promising in the
> > future) distro, rather than our personal taste, so as to maximize the
> > chances that this distro will emerge in the survey statistics, so that
> > Dell doens't give up in Linux due to a lack of clear message from the
> > users. Lucky for us, the leading distro also happens to be the one we
> > prefer, Ubuntu, but I take this survey more seriously than that, and
> > even if I were a fan of some obscure distro, I would still vote for
> > Ubuntu ! IMHO this survey is an incredible chance, it must be used
> > strategically, and not taken lightly ! 
> >
> > Having said that, let's all go and vote now ;o)
> >
> >
> > --
> > Vince
> >
> >   

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