"Now I have not used Debian in quite a long time ( Not
counting Ubuntu based distro's ). But the last time I installed
Debian, it had just a menu base install. Well guess what????? Not
any more!!! Debian has joined the world of Linux Gui Installers (
Also has the option for the menu based installation as well, for
those of you who need it :) ).. I am personally glad to see that
they have joined everyone else.
"Now Debian does not include all of those extra packages that
you are use too. But Debian does a great job of keeping it lean and
simple, and if you want you can use the handy apt-get util to get
the extra's that you need.