Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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Good article
by Coxy on Fri 18th Mar 2011 15:14 UTC
Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

I was thinking about trying Linux now for a while, now I know not to bother trying this Linux.

Maybe I shall try Ubuntu instead as it seems to be more what I'm after.

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RE: Good article
by molnarcs on Fri 18th Mar 2011 15:38 in reply to "Good article"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Maybe I shall try Ubuntu instead as it seems to be more what I'm after.


You already did a better job than the article writer - Debian is for people who want to understand the system, tinkerers and nerds basically. If you want something new, something other than windows, but not too complicated, yeah, try Ubuntu. The new OpenSuse just came out if you're looking for a KDE experience (KDE 4.6.x is really really nice, at least as advanced as windows 7). My personal favourite used to be Mandriva, Kubuntu was a disaster a year ago, they may have improved (worth a try I guess).

If you wanna learn something about linux, try FreeBSD ;) ) Not kidding, there will be some differences between Linux and FreeBSD, but both are built on unix concepts, and FreeBSD documentation beats all. Really well written and kept up to date. But this is only recommended if you are willing to do some reading before installation. Read their Handbook online or offline (I printed it out, for some reason it was easier to grasp most concepts when away from my PC).

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