Different standards.

Sébastien Wains, whom I've just added to Planet Grep, blogs about how he's migrating from RedHat and CentOS to Debian and Ubuntu. I guess he's doing it for all the right reasons, of course, but reading his article, I still disagreed with him on some points. Different standards, I presume?

apt-get must be 1000x faster than yum

And here I was, being incredibly annoyed at the fact that apt can be dog slow from time to time.

minimal install really IS minimal (you don't even get telnet), it takes minutes to install and is like 450Mb big

Perhaps it's just me, but when I think of "minimal", I think of the potato and woody days, where a minimal install was only 200M or so. And even that is huge for some purposes.

Oh well.