Bad experiences with distros (was Re: [H-GEN] CRUX (A programmers linux distro))

Matthew Sellers msellers at
Fri Aug 6 11:52:58 EDT 2004

On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 21:03:14 +1000
Greg Black <gjb at> wrote:

> On 2004-08-06, Matthew Sellers wrote:
> > Greg Black <gjb at> wrote:
> > 
> > >     I have played with Debian installs, but abandoned it once I
> > >     had determined that Debian did not have support for the
> > >     hardware I wanted it to run on.  Since then, I've stuck with
> > >     BSD variants.
> > 
> > Could you please clarify this; what hardware advantages do you get from
> > BSDs? I would be interested to know.
> I don't understand the question.  What part of "Debian did not
> have support for the hardware I wanted it to run on" requires
> clarification?

I was wondering whether it was the base architecture[1] or certain types of
peripherals that were not supported. Or maybe just because Debian stable is
almost always older than most other stable distributions.

Essentially it was the "hardware" part that I wanted to know about. I had 
thought that most deployments would have been chosen on OS features rather than
hardware support issues.

[1]  I believe that Debian has not been ported to stone circles as of yet. The
     druidic community much preferring the long standing RUNIX operating system.

Matthew Sellers

More information about the General mailing list