"Before we begin, I'd like to put in a quick word about Debian.
Most operating systems these days come in pre-arranged all-in-one
packages. This is true of systems like OSX, Windows, and most Linux
distributions like Ubuntu. The analogy I prefer to use is to liken
these systems to a toy house. It comes pre-assembled in a
"Debian, on the other hand, is more like a box of Legos. You get
all the pieces you need to build your own toy house any way you
like. This can mean more work, and your finished product might not
be as shiny as a pre-built toy house, but you get complete control
over the end product. You choose the size, number of rooms, the
furniture, etc. It's quite likely that when you're finished with
the setup, your "house" might not look much like the next guy's. To
me, having that flexibility right from the start is one of Debian's
major advantages over pre-built systems. Before I stretch this
analogy to the breaking point, let's get started."