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Installing CentOS 5 "Debian Style"

Apr 20, 2007, 10:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"If one knows of the hype about Ubuntu, and it is almost unavoidable, one is led to believe that it is the most popular Linux distribution for desktop users. I have yet to see hard data that shows evidence of that claim so that will remain unresolved for now. One of the reasons touted for Ubuntu's popularity is that it comes on a single CD. Debian, upon which Ubuntu is based, also has fans because it too has a very light-weight install option (among other reasons) which will install the base system and allow one to install all the desired software post-install by downloading only what is needed. While Debian is huge, 27 CDs for the full distro or 3 DVDs (not counting the source CDs), virtually no one downloads all of the .iso images.

"Since I'm a Red Hat fan (which includes Fedora Core and CentOS), I'm aware of the complaints people have about 'having to download multiple CDs' before they can start installing..."

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