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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Debian installer is easy.
by PH on Mon 28th Oct 2002 01:32 UTC

Debian installer is easy. The problem is not with the installer, is with the people who try to install it.
There are god n00bs, and bad n00bs, the ones who read documentation, and the rest, the lazy ones.

Come on, first time i installed debian i printed the whole installation guide from (there's a LOT of USEFUL documentation there), and i didn't have any problem.
If your lazy, dont have enough time or dont want to read docs, dont try Debian, it's not for you. Try Mandrake, RedHAT or Windows XP.
Last week i wanted to install gentoo, i printed again the whole process, and didn't have any problem. Installation was plain and easy, if you READ the docs.