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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doing it the right way.
by IceTea on Mon 28th Oct 2002 22:05 UTC

This page reached me a couple of days after I first installed debian.
I installed it about 3 times in the last week. No problems with any of them. (only some things I messed up myself)
Having a internet gateway(running on a windows machine, sorry :p) did make an internet install pretty easy.

Only linux experience I had before was a redhat install (I think it was version 6) that lasted less then one week. So you can hardly call this a difficult installation.
OK, so I'm no computer n00b either, but all things concidered, linux still isn't for total n00bs. Hell they can hardly install an M$ product. If installed by a pro, it will work fine.

And installing is one thing, configuring is another.