"This article is a review of Debian GNU/Linux for users
used to the BeOS, and serves as a gentle introduction into the
pain-free installation and administration of the OS. The article
leads the user through the installation of Debian GNU/Linux and
ReiserFS, security updates, an upgrade to Woody, and the
installation of X11, KDE, Koffice, and other applications. The
reader will also learn some of the Zen of Debian, and gain an
understanding of the routine maintenance that is required.
This article should be useful to a a computer user who has some
experience messing around with alternative operating systems like
the BeOS. The article does not cover all Debian architectures, nor
everything that could possibly go wrong, nor all the things you
might need to think about. Only the stuff that's fairly common or
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