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: if it aint simple, forget it
by Anonymous on Sun 27th Oct 2002 22:11 UTC

an OS may be great and all that, but if you can't make a decent installer to get your OS to the masses you might as well forget it.

Did you ever consider that setting the bar just a bit higher by making the installation not so spoon-fed compared to the n00b distros is a method of quality-control to keep the lamers out?