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Re: Trying Debian?

Johan van der Meer said...
> Is it, for someone fairly new to linux, feasable to install Debian on
> a laptop?

It's feasible, and likely to be an adventure.

> To give you an idea on how my linux skills are:
> I have an Acer Aspire 1692, and in trying out different distro's came
> upon the following things:

Search for as many howto and install docs for your specific model as you 
can and inwardly digest them.

> Would Debian be THE choise for me, or should I rather go with SUSE (or
> another distribution)?

One of the benefits of Debian is that you can take advantage of distros 
built upon Debian. I don't think that I'm alone in using Knoppix to 
assist with installation difficulties. Also handy is (K)Ununtu.

One other point, it is likely that you will have to move away from 
stable, which brings with it possible problems of its own. With the 
current state of testing, this might not be a great time to start on 
this adventure.

Also, be prepared to compile your own kernel and a few 
drivers/utilities. You might not need these, but don't be surprised if 
you do.


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