[Beowulf] A press release

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Tue Jul 1 19:23:10 EDT 2008


Prentice Bisbal <prentice at ias.edu> writes:
>>> does it necessarily have to be a redhat clone. can it also be a debian
>>> based
>>> clone?
>> 
>> but why?  is there some concrete advantage to using Debian?
>> I've never understood why Debian users tend to be very True Believer,
>> or what it is that hooks them.
>
> And the Debian users can say the same thing about Red Hat users. Or SUSE
> users.  And if any still exist, the Slackware users could say the same
> thing about the both of them. But then the Slackware users could also
> point out that the first Linux distro was Slackware, so they are using
> the one true Linux distro...

Precisely. It pays to allow people to use what they want. Fewer
religious battles that way. Whether one distro or another has an
advantage isn't the point -- people have their own tastes and it
doesn't pay to tell them "no" without good reason.

Perry
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