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 Clinton De Young on Mon 28th Oct 2002 18:10 UTC

I just installed Debian 3.0 before reading this article. I do it pretty much the same except I like Opera for a browser ( - adware version is free) and ice window manager ( - a tight, fast little wm). I also compile the latest 2.4.x kernel and use EXT3, but that's just me.

Opera is a nice browser. I even paid for it.

As for EXT3, I am planning to write another article explaining how update and recompile your kernel. EXT3 support will be included in that article; among other things.