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The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install

Feb 24, 2009, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Price)

"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 ready-to-use package.

"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."

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