Debian: WTF? edition.
April 28, 2012 7 Comments
There is a reason that Ubuntu–and family–is chosen over
the backassward sperm donor father OS of the line: Debian is a nightmare!
The nightmare officially starts when you download this
clusterfu…. intriguing OS. Where as Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, openSUS, and various others require you to make a few clicks to set things up, Debian nags the fuck out of you requires constant attention during the setup process. While you can wander away from the other installs just mentioned, with Debian, you are chained to the keyboard making selections every couple of minutes. Also, at least with the other installers you get some nice graphics to look at, basic info on what you can do with the system, in other words an attempt to make you feel invited into the OS. Dreckian Debian on the other hand sports ground breaking Windows 3.x graphics that make even BIOS graphics look like DOOM 3 compared to Space Invaders (not there there is anything wrong with Space Invaders.. dropped many a quarter into those machines…). Debian is at best cold and impersonal. It is obvious that it was designed by geeks FOR geeks. It seems the whole purpose of the setup routine is to scare the living bejebus out of noobs “encourage” people new to the Linux world to seek qualified people to install the OS for them.
After booting up, Debian throws a wall of text at the user, for no other reason than to throw a wall of text up. The text goes by so fast no one could spot a problem if one DID show up while booting (mind you, other versions of Linux do the same… but not as well as
Debbie does Pogson Debian (Dweebian? in honor of our nerdy friends?). After D’ OhioHam Debian gets finished with the wall of nonsense, the login screen comes up. Not too bad… pick your user name, enter pass word and VOILA! the desktop appears… JUDAS FELLATE A GOAT WHAT THE HELL IS THIS STEAMING PILE OF CAMEL DROPPINGS?!? Wow…. now that is an “interesting” desktop. Top bar, bottom bar with lots of wasted space on both. Applications, Places, System are all pretty self explanatory so I really can’t gripe about that, other than to ask “Why do we need 3(!) drop down menus?”. Why not take a clue from say, KDE? Windows? OSX? Unity? at least something that tries to unify stuff in one central place.
And the font rendering… I think I said that Rekonq renders fonts in the spirit of rendering animal carcasses? Well GNOME takes the leftovers of the carcass and molests them… in public… with no shame. Unlike Kubuntu (with pixel by pixel tweaking), or Ubuntu w/MyUnity, Debian/GNOME (at least in this install) offers the chance
to bleed from your eyeballs change the wallpaper, and the theme…. that my friends is it.
In playing around with Debian, I discovered 2 web browsers that were slow as pine tar, and no where near as useful. Webpage rendering (HAH! see above^) was subpar in speed and legibility with default font sizes that ranged from minuscule to microscopic.
At this point I gave up on Dreckian and have removed it from my computer and am about to get on my knees and beg it to forgive me for letting that OS (preferred by Pogson) be rendered on it, even in a VM.
I have determined at this point the sole purpose and grace of Debian w/GNOME is that it makes K/L/Ubuntu et al look like highly polished, well designed and thought out OSes.
When it comes to Debian: JUST SAY NO!*
*If anyone you know/love decides to infect their machine with this “OS”, you are permitted, no you have a MORAL IMPERATIVE! to render them unconscious and lock them in the closet until they come to their senses.