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Re: [Announce] BAngalore Debian & GNU Enthusiasts (BADGE)
On 4 Mar 2001, at 7:42, maricha wrote:
> that Debian Installation setup needs a facelift compared to how the
> others are doing... It is ok for guys like me because i know all the
actually the debian install process is pretty logical...it is just
that it has its own way...but for a newbie, don't you think it is
better to read up the necessary documents before installing linux? I
believe if a person really wants to install and learn about linux,
he/she shouldhave the inclination to dig and learn something about it
before just putting a Cd/DVD in and starting the install.
> basics about partition tables, Multiboot OS's etc.., but i wonder how
> a newbie is going to cope up on the first time.. I somehow feel that
> Debian is to be more Newbie friendly.. How ever i do not know after
I have heard nice things said about the OReilly open book about
installing debian available at their site..its a walk meby the hand
type book, telling how to make a dual boot system with winDOS.
> that as to how easily configurable it is in other aspects.. But i have
> my doubts..!!! what are others experiences regarding Debian..
Compared with a redhat/mandrake install, a debian install is over in
a jiffy...with teh others you have to unselect most of the packages
that are selected by default, atleast debian allows you to install
complete package sets as a task.
and once installed, it is prolly the easiest to administer:)