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 Hiryu on Sun 27th Oct 2002 23:14 UTC

I would just like to mention I was able to install debian on my first attempt without a single problem.

And this was with with 2.0 (it had just come out) and I was still a pretty big newbie.

Not saying that debian shouldn't get a new installer, in fact, I think that's a GREAT idea. I just think the difficulty level of the installer is greatly overrated is all.