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 emey on Mon 28th Oct 2002 12:12 UTC


I quite agree with comments that Debian is not as easy to install as other distro. But for me, I've just manage to installed it on two of my machine. I purposedly using net installation on both machine and succesfully run it on both.

For me the docs on net installation just enough and I even don't have to print it!!! before starting the installation. Well, if compared to Redhat or Suse, it less bloated. My server (MySQL, Apache, PHP) just take less than 700MB to run, complete with KDE DE. Not bad isn't it?