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I have recently signed up to your mailing list and would like to introduce myself. (I have been lurking for a few days to get a feel for this list.)

I have been using computers for many, many years and UNIX since S5R4. And yes, that means I have done some sysadmin. (I even have a B manual, B the language before C; I never used it but I can answer questions you may have on it. In other words, I am very comfortable with *NIX.)

I have a PowerBook G4 running Ubuntu 7.04. And it's crappy. So, I'm looking for alternatives.

First, I'd like to know how to convert my system over to Debian. I have looked at the website (and noticed that a complete Debian is 22 CDs), so I'm asking what's the best way to convert my machine to Debian?

Second, what's involved in this "install from network"? The website says you must know what you're doing but leaves no clue about what information I need to do it successfully.

Third, how do I determine what drivers I need? Ubuntu really sucks at this. I'm trying to avoid a repeat.

Just in case you want to know what inspired me, see:

I guess that what I'm really asking is, "Can Debian give me a system I use?" A tough question which I don't expect you to answer. That is, not directly. But I'm dipping my toe in the waters to see if I like it.

Any comment would be welcome.

Just my 0.00000002 million dollars worth,

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."

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