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Re: Unhappy customer

* on 03-22-04, Number Six wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:55:57AM -0500, Bill White wrote:
> > I think Debian is hard to install.  The magazine reviewers all
> > say Debian is too hard to install, and the lists see a huge
> > number of people saying it's too hard to install.  Now you have
> > a user who says it's too hard to install, and you ridicule him.
> >
> > Maybe it's too hard to install.
> It takes a month, and about 15 clean do-overs.  Each individual
> element
> of hardware and eye/ear-candy is a journey of discovery (except
> for
> things like LPT ports and hard drives which "just work").

For the record, I've never found Debian hard to install, even when I
didn't know much about Linux.  I see people say the installer sucks
everywhere I look, but it was fairly intuitive for me.  I was
evening installing over the net using a PC card, and had no real
problems.  Sure, I had the odd install go haywire on me every now
and then, but out of probably 25 Debian installs, this only happened
two or three times.

I realize I must be in the minority, and that Red Hat's installer
*is* pretty, but I just don't see Debian's installer as the
egregious UI disaster some make it out to be.

My two cents.


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