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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RE: George
by Clinton De Young on Mon 28th Oct 2002 18:17 UTC

- My network card (Intel Etherexpress 100, by no way "exotic") also has to be inserted manually

I was using an Intel Etherexpress 100 card while writing this document. I didn't have to add it manually. However, even if I did, I believe I offered the information necessary to manually install support for any nic supported by the OS. If I failed to do that for you, please let me know what you found lacking and I can fix it for others who may use these instructions.

As for your other complaints, I think I set expectations at the beginning of my article, which didn't include ALSA or USB.