"Debian has a reputation for being difficult to
install. Relax. The basic installation and configuration work will
be time consuming. I don't believe you will encounter anything that
you will consider difficult. Remember, this is Cheap and Easy Linux
Part of Debian's difficult reputation may stem from the wide
selection of installation methods made available to us by Debian's
developers. That isn't bad, that's a Good Thing. All these choices
may appear confusing, but they make it possible to use Debian on
the widest possible range of hardware, and to obtain Debian at no
cost easily under most circumstances.
You just can't beat a deal like that!
Rather than discuss Debian's mission and philosophy -- it's all
at Debian's Web site , and is well worth a read. We will devote
space instead to a more in-depth, detailed description of a Debian
installation than we did with Slackware and Red Hat. By walking
though this together, we will dispel Debian's fierce reputation --
and reveal it for what it is: A good, solid, easy-to-use
distribution that doesn't break down under the weight
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