Remember back in the day when the Sierra uninstall utility could accidentally delete all your files? I think that was a result if you put it in a non-standard location, too.
It's true that it's less dangerous. When you do fuck up, it won't touch the stuff in somewhat-nested directories because the path is too long. So you'll have SOMETHING left.
Sure does smell of old people here. I wonder if beta comes with air freshener?
Part of the fun of the Divine Comedy at the time was that specific individuals were shown being tormented, and this doesn't do that.
It totally should.
It does in fact do a lot of good. For example, you can attract more donations if you're a c3, because you can deduct those donations from your income. Also, a lot of vendors and service providers will give a large discount for c3s when they buy their stuff.
You still have to file your paperwork.
. IMHO the best feature Debian has is the ability to upgrade-in-place -- so you never have to do a reinstall to keep it up-to-date unless you want to.
Indeed, I have installations of Debian that are 13 years old. They've been through multiple hardware revisions, and are now virtualized, but apt-get dist-upgrade has done the trick all this time.
However, technical achievements aside, it's Debian's policy that's the real star.
Really, it's no big thang.
I also have less than happy memories of 3com nics being more trouble than they were worth. Although my biggest gripe was the confusable 509/905 numbering. Who thought that was a good idea?