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Linux.com: Installing Debian Potato

Oct 22, 2000, 20:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Stone)

"Ham. Slink. Potato. Woody. No, you aren't watching "Toy Story". You've encountered the lineage of Debian distributions. Whether your aim is to expel the evil operating system Zurg from your computer, or find a way to peacefully co-exist with it, you'll find that the current stable release of Debian, aka Potato, is the easiest Debian to work with yet."

"Traditionally Debian and Red Hat have contrasted as Linux distributions: Red Hat is reputed to be easier to install, while Debian is reputed to be easier to maintain and upgrade once installed. While that distinction still holds true, Debian is now much easier to install."

"We aren't going to take you through all the intricacies of Debian in this article. What we are going to do is show you how to set up a dual boot machine that will enable you to run either Windows or Debian GNU/Linux, and we're going to show you how to do the kind of simple install a beginner would want to play around with Linux and get a feel for how the system works."

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