Re: Learning debian Linux
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On Thursday 20 November 2003 22:36, sda wrote:
> Actually I don't think it's hard at all, remember, many 1st timers
> haven't installed anything before. Most consumers don't ever install a
> Windoze OS, they buy it pre-installed. I think it's more of an issue of
> newbies, not knowing how to install *any* operating system.
It is hard, because presume that you know more about your systems than most
people do, again dselect is not easy (you can avoid it now, but you couldn't
when I started out).
> Yep, that's why I recommended another Debian distro, specifically for
> newbies. ;) I don't think we're doing anyone a favour by recommending
> Mandrake, who knows how long they'll be around? One can only be a for
> profit corporation and beg for $ for so long, before investors bail.
You know, Debian users need to get over this "commercial distribution" fobia.
You are all on the same side. I haven't been reading this list for a couple
of months now, and when I signed up again, the first thing I read is another
rant about RedHat. It's getting pretty boring.
Debian works for me. For other people, Mandrake, or SuSe, or RedHat or
Slackware, or Knoopix, or Gentoo might be better. I don't bother them about
their choice, but try to be a good Linux user to them. And I try to
recommend distribution depending on what they want to do with their system
and how comfortable they are with computers.
Remember, it's libre not gratis.
John L. Fjellstad____________________________________________________
web: http://www.fjellstad.org/ Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
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