Fwd: Debian intro for UNIX users
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>>There seems to be a need for a short, straightforward introduction to Debian
>>that assumes general UNIX knowledge (either a free or commercial variant).
>>Most of the Debian guides that I see also serve as introductions to Linux or
>>UNIX, and spend a lot of time on installation tasks, file and directory
>>concepts, and the like.
>>I have introduced several UNIX-savvy friends of mine to Debian, so I drew
>>experience and started writing something. It assumes that the user has
>>moderate UNIX skills, and already has an installed Debian system to work with
>>(there is plenty of installation documentation lying about), and tries to
>>impart the information necessary to "get things done" in Debian as quickly as
>>A table of contents is below, and the work in progress is at
>><http://people.debian.org/~mdz/debian-for-unix-users.html/>. Feedback is
Where did it go?
It is not any more at that location.
Feeding "debian-for-unix-users" to http://search.debian.org gives to much
>> 1. The Debian Way
>> 1.1. Introduction to Debian as a Free Software Operating System
>> 1.2. The Debian Development Process
>> 2. How to Find Documentation
>> 2.1. On-Line Manual Pages
>> 2.2. Finding the Right Package
>> 2.3. The `/usr/share/doc' Directory
>> 2.4. `dhelp'
>> 2.5. Documentation Packages
>> 2.6. Documentation Websites
>> 3. Package Management
>> 3.1. Introduction to Debian Packages
>> 3.2. The Debian Archive
>> 3.3. Working with Binary Packages: Software Installation and
>> 3.4. Working with Source Packages
>> 3.5. Package Configuration
>> 4. System Configuration
>> 4.1. Users
>> 4.2. Networking
>> 4.3. The X Window System
>> 4.4. Access Permissions
>> 5. System Maintenance
>> 5.1. Upgrading Packages
>> 6. Glossary
Groet Geert Stappers
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