"Over the past years of Linux popularity, most distributions
were based on Redhat and used RPMS for package management. Now
there are a few distributions based on Debian. For those who do not
know, Debian is the pinnacle of open source GNU/Linux. Along with
Storm Linux, Corel and Libranet are also founded on Debian."
"Storm Linux has what most consider by far a much easier
installation than the standard Debian installer. The install
process starts within a console mode. After verifying keyboard type
and mouse, you have the option of switching to a graphical
installer. This is a very helpful feature since most modern
distributions do not focus at all on a fall back console mode
installer. The installation then begins the detection process for
other hardware such as network and video cards. The partitioning
system is quite usable, and the package selection screen is easy
enough for those who wish to customize their systems."
"I would have to say Storm Linux is a fine choice especially
for anyone who just could not get through Debian's less than
user-friendly install. I found Storm Package Manager to be much
better in comparison to Corel package manager. As far as
desktops are concerned, Storm Linux includes the full complement of
desktop tools for KDE 1.1.2 and Gnome. Storm Linux is fully
Debian compatible so there are no problems with changing your
sources list to a Debian one and upgrading."
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