Re: What's the status on the Debian manual for the upcoming Debian Etch?
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Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> Kevin Mark wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 12:07:02PM +0200, Bj�rn Johansson wrote:
>>> Hello and thanks for the reply!
>>> I was thinking about the Debian Bible. The latest Debian Bible
>>> which I have found is for Debian Sarge and personally when
>>> I use a Linux distribution I really want to use every tool and
>>> every program to the maximum so that I really can enjoy a
>>> good system.
>>> Debian is one of my favourites and I have been using Debian
>>> since Debian Slink was released and I used that on an
>>> Amiga4000 computer. :-) Fun indeed! Today things have
>>> changed and I'm running Debian Sarge3.1r4. I have not
>>> tested Debian Etch, yet, but I have heard many great things
>>> about it! Some people say that Etch is easier to install than
>>> the previous previous version: Sarge (although I myself
>>> had no problems with it getting installed.. Except, that the
>>> bootloader couldn't identify my Windows harddrive and
>>> because of that I run Mandriva on the PC. I needed to
>>> be able to use the computer with dual boot.)
>>> Bj�rn Johansson
>> If you want to know indepth information about 'just debian' Martin
>> Krafft's 'the debian system' (not for etch yet) is THE book. He has info
>> on his site if you want to know more about it.
I have to concur that almost all of the books that are available about
Debian are referring to Sarge. Etch has not been released yet,
therefore it is apropos that there is little in print about it. That
will change when Etch is released I am sure. However, take into
consideration how long it takes from a book being written to it being
published and in the stores.
That being said, much of the information that is available for sarge
does apply to Etch, and even to Sid. Some things have changed, but not
as much as you might think. It is still Debian.
Etch is much easier to install than Sarge was. The installer team has
gone a long way to make it quite user friendly. It is just as easy to
install Etch as it is to install Ubuntu (through the alternate install
since it is essentially the same). There is even a installgui boot
cheat that gives a nice pretty display.
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