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linuxnewbie.org: Installation Tale of a Debian Newbie

Dec 04, 1999, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ray Woodcock)

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"I started with a kernel of Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 -- a *stable* one, of course. After all these years of losing countless hours of work from various crashes in Windows, I wanted something I could trust. So I chose "slink" -- named, I'm told, after one of the characters in "Toy Story," like other versions of Debian."

"Downloading 300 MB of programs was not an option. So I broke down and spent eight bucks, including shipping, for the two-disk Debian set from LinuxMall.com. (You only actually use one CD or the other, as far as I can tell: one is for laptops and one for desktops.)"

"I started with a few advantages that not everyone may enjoy. I'll describe those advantages briefly, for the benefit of others who may have similar advantages or who might be interested in trying my approach."

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