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 trpn on Mon 28th Oct 2002 02:25 UTC

I have never used debian but i am curious about apt-get. I use apt-for rpm on red hat and I find it so easy.
If I were to install something like knoppix or libranet would it be the same thing as installing debian woody but with some extra gui config tools and a gui installer?
Do the different debian distro's use the same packages when you install a program or is it like installing a red hat rpm on a suse box (which won't work most times, at least in my experience). In other words if I download a .deb file will it work the same with no faults on Knoppix or Libranet as on regular debian?