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..."