Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jan 2006 14:51 UTC
Debian and its clones "This interview was conducted with Martin F. Krafft, the author of 'The Debian System'. Despite Debian GNU/Linux's important role in today's computing environment, it is largely misunderstood and oftentimes even discounted as being an operating system which is exclusively for professionals and elite users. In this book Krafft, explains his concept of Debian, which includes not only the operating system but also its underpinnings."
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RE: Same here...
by pfsams on Tue 17th Jan 2006 19:16 UTC in reply to "Same here..."
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It is true that "new users" can install Debian. I was thinking of my own experiance as a "complete newbie" as I first starting using a PC in early 2002, believe me when I say I was green! Not to speak ill of other OS's, I gained experiance reinstalling WinXP, which unfortunately was frequent. I learned of Debian by accident after comming across a book about it while in the bookstore. I first tried installing "Potato" and was way over my head at the time. My first succesful Linux install was Mandrake-9.2 in 2003. I guess someone with more knowledge of PC's than I had at the time could figure out a Debian install. I do find that Sarge is an easier install than Mandrake was for me. I was giving my opinion on my own experiance. Debian is top notch, and I would love to see more people using it. I think casual users would be far more secure with Debian, and GNU/Linux in general as so many of them are lax on security. There are too many people who do not have the discipline to keep a windows system secure. More widespread use of Debian & the other Linux & Bsd distros would cut down on malicious programs being spread on the web. I didn't start out to bash Microsoft, but the fact is, too many of their users will not take enough precautions to secure their system, such as upgrading their virus programs when their subscription runs out. There are many people who do not see any real threats on the web. linux would be great for those folks!
Paul Sams

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