Subject: Re: Debian redefines itself
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: =?UTF-8?B?UHJ6ZW15c8WCYXcgUGF3ZcWCY3p5aw==?= <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/18/2007 16:11:20
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On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 16:39:43 -0400
"Jared D. McNeill" <> wrote:

> Debian was the subject of your post. You seem to have nothing but
> praise for it -- I can't seem to figure out what NetBSD has to offer
> you that Debian doesn't. Please enlighten us with your wisdom.

OK. I've come from Linux world. As the NetBSD community is highly
praised as friendly and helpful I asked questions about some functions
of NetBSD. To further explained what was on my mind I used an
article on latest Debian release. Alas, you didn't catch sight of the
subject's core.

I restate the questions then.
1) for "vovices" and "experts" attitude
2) "traditional do-it-yourself" versus "need to work with new users"
Is NetBSD going to embrace novice users in terms of, for example,
installation program (like Debian did)?

3) "encrypted logical volume manager"
It can be create during installation process. What about NetBSD future
functionality in this field?

4) "MPlayer without codecs"
Is it possible to have NetBSD with MPlayer but without codecs?

5) "Debian 4.0 treats users as students"
Is there a good reason to think that NetBSD treats users as "PhD"
students than "normal" students like Debian? Of course, no one should
mull the words verbatim. It contains a good bit of a metaphor.

Do you feel enlightened now?

Kind regards,
Przemysław (p2o2) Pawełczyk <>
The LearN@BSD Project:

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