Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 11:38 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Debian and its clones Debian is not quite like any other distro out there. If bigger is better, then Debian wins hands down. Aside from having the largest collection of free software packages, Debian also runs on 11 platforms. But there is more to Debian than just size. Travel writer and recent Debian convert Robert Storey tackles the whole installation procedure head on and gives his report.
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re: debian is so great
by Anonymous on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 20:15 UTC

Perhaps you missed the information about what will be uninstalled and what will be installed before "you" told apt to proceed? It is always wise to look at the messages that tell you what packages will and will not be held back or installed -- ya' think?