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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nice article
by jbolden1517 on Mon 28th Oct 2002 00:07 UTC

Very well written article, very clear and should be useful to anyone doing their first install of Debian. I hope you send a copy to Debian and or make this the "Debain install / how-to". However "ease of install" is really a two fold issue the first is what you addressed getting the system up; the second is configuration of major apps like sendmail, apache, etc... Mandrake for example offers a fairly clean interface which quickly configures these things to be usable as a default part of the install. At least IMHO when people talk about the diffulty of installing Debain they often mean the second issue and not just the first.