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Debian Squeeze Pre-review

Jun 07, 2010, 12:48 (3 Talkback[s])

"I hate reviews that bore the reader with installation screenshots. Installation has been a pretty easy task for any Linux distro of the last 5 years, so it's a bit irrelevant. Here's a quick technical overview of stuff I like to do:

"Apt-cacher is great for anyone who has a home-server and a less-than-lightning-fast connection. I find this especially handy for a distro that's still in testing. To enable my cache in the installer, I add "mirror/http/proxy=http://192.168.0.1:3142/" by pressing TAB on the boot option I want.

"I prefer the netinstall CD. In combination with the apt-cacher, this off-loads the packages from the CD to cacher (which is good because the packages change regularly in testing, I can do multiple installations without multiple downloads and the cache stays up-to-date).

"The installer includes options to install LXDE or KDE instead of Gnome as the desktop environment. I initially installed with LXDE, but switched to XFCE later on, as detailed below."

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