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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Why do you need to install off the Net?
by Sam Varghese on Tue 29th Oct 2002 02:22 UTC

It's difficult to understand why the writer insists on having people install stuff directly off the Net. That itself makes it an intimidating prospect from people who come from Mandrake and Dead Rat. Install off the CDs and then uupdate later off the Net. How much do things actually change in the stable branch of Debian?