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Re: Please, help Linus install Debian!

Am Mittwoch 25 Juli 2007 schrieben Sie:
> Le 24 Juillet 2007 15:23, Martin Steigerwald a écrit :
> > Am Dienstag 24 Juli 2007 schrieb Gilles Pelletier:
> > > So, it seems Linus  has the same problem as me(1): I'm sure he
> > > could install Debian, but he just doesn't want to get through the
> > > hassle.
> >
> > Hi Gilles,
> >
> > What hassle exactly?
> Didn't you read the reference I gave:
> <http://lists.debian.org/debian-knoppix/2007/07/msg00000.html>
> from: "I treid Etch, recently, and it was too many headaches."

Hi Gilles,

No, I didn't. I had a quick glance at it, but it was very long and I 
didn't get the point of it, honestly. From my first impression it sounded 
like some random pieces thrown together and I wondered what exactly you 
were trying to tell with your message.

But anyway there you write that *you* tried Debian Etch. I did not 
write that you didn't, but I doubted that Linus did and still do so.

Nonetheless I do not agree. I installed Debian also for the desktop 
recently with a bunch of Linux newbies I had in a linux training. And not 
only I have been very satisfied with the proceeding and the results.

Etch IMHO is not more difficult to install than Windows. Its just that one 
usually does not have to install Windows, cause it comes pre-installed. 
Whenever I installed Windows - I try to stay away from it as much as I 
can -, I found it to be a time-consuming nightmare. It regularily took 
hours to install all the needed drivers and at least some basic 
collection of applications and tools - including lots of reboots. With 
Debian I have one reboot and most if not all of the applications I want 
an "aptitude install" away (of course I can use a GUI frontend as 
well). Granted I can spent hours and days fine-tuning my Linux systems, 
but thats on a completely different level.

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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