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 Shawn on Mon 28th Oct 2002 14:36 UTC

Gosh, I'm not as cranky as I was when I wrote that. Please see past the sarcasm, becuase I really want Debian and Linux to do well. I do nonetheless believe that in order for the Debian Desktop subproject to meet its goals, the needs of dialup users will have to be addressed without condescension or flaming. Some of the commercial distros are pretty good at that.