Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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Install what is so hard
by mandog on Fri 18th Mar 2011 14:35 UTC
mandog
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2011-03-18

1st i'm not a fanboy I don't use Debian nor do I use Ubuntu. just read this so I downloaded the iso and installed to Vbox as I always test 1st. I personally do not find much wrong with the installer at all its not intimidating like Ubuntu with those strange graphics trying to force you to resize partitions you don't have or if you do you have no desire to as you have some empty.It is also step by step no hit or miss and still in the real world. We dream of thinking I want to try this distro and by magic it automatically installs itself well dream on boys and girls and especially reviewers we aint there yet.Took about 20mins to net-install and about the same to configure the non free items flash/multimedia etc., that's not bad as I did not have to remove the kitchen sink etc. result 1 very fast boot time and a very fast distro under 100mb of ram!
Will I use it no is the answer its not for me. I use Arch Linux and trusty Parsix for my kids.
But at the end of the day Debian is a awesome project that deserves a lot more respect than it gets.

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