Linked by Clinton De Young on Sun 27th Oct 2002 18:15 UTC
Debian and its clones After reading many of the posts regarding the recent OSNews story, "An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0", I thought this article may be useful to those who would like to try Debian, but are a little intimidated by its installer. Several of the posts to the above mentioned story indicated that Debian's installer was a huge hurtle for many people, who would otherwise like to try it. I have found Debian to be the most useful flavor of Linux, so I wanted to write an easy, though somewhat long, walkthrough in the hopes of allowing a wider audience to experience first hand this stable and unique Linux distribution.
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by Darius on Sun 27th Oct 2002 19:51 UTC

"If you don't know what these apps do you probably don't want them"

How can we find out what those apps do ? ;) Last time I had a look at the XFree docs, they had a lot of stuff there, but they were all like manpage style and not something you could really read from beginning to end. Are there any resources like 'X for newbies' out there?