[linux-elitists] Re: Which Linux distribution is the most powerful?

tek tek@pervasivenetwerks.com
Fri Jul 2 16:09:13 PDT 2004

On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 15:31:14 -0400, Mister Bad wrote 
> Matthew Galgoci wrote: 
> So, one thing I was wondering about the non-powerful packages in Debian 
> was why they're in the distro in the first place, if they're not 
> powerful? I thought for a bit that they might be really "simple", but 
> there's only about 10% that are: 
>         evan unicorn:~% apt-cache search simple | wc -l 
>         1142 
> And, y'know, some of those are actually powerful, too: 
>         evan unicorn:~% apt-cache search simple powerful | wc -l 
>         67 
> There also just aren't a lot of packages that are "easy": 
>         evan unicorn:~% apt-cache search easy | wc -l 
>         748 
> So, by rough ballpark figures, there's about 12-13 thousand packages  
> in Debian that are neither powerful, simple, nor easy. In other  
> words, the vast majority of Debian packages are hard to use, complex, 
>  and *don't even do anything useful.* 
> It's kinda depressing. 
apt-cache search suck | wc -l 
now we need a way to get the same kind of numbers of packages in windows that suck 
and you have a real way to compare the two. 
> ~Mr. Bad 
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