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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Re: My experiences with Debian
by trip_out on Sun 27th Oct 2002 21:42 UTC

Try using the libranet 2.0 essential CD. Works really well on mine, and you just apt update to the latest stuff. I used to do the same with Progeny, but I reinstalled with it again a couple of weeks back (I have to use linux again you see) and things kept going a bit weird after I had updated, so I gave libranet a whirl. Works great, can't say anything else.

I must say I am interested in Xandros though, I think it would be really useful for someone like me - an engineer who use unix regulaly but who appreciates the ease of windows (sometimes I think why make things hard for ourselves!). Oh and I'm also a musician who loves the BeOS! (had to get that one in!)