> I have the first version of Corel Linux that I want to use to start my > adventure into using Debian, is this o.k. ? Can I install it and then > proceed to upgrad to the latest stable Debian packages ? While upgrading from Corel's to Debian's GNU/Linux is possible, it's not painless. If you intend to have a Debian system at the end, you'd better start with Debian 2.2 (potato).