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Re: Hey!

On 2005-01-02 05:40:01 +0100 KEG <kriern@bresnan.net> wrote:

I had done some reading about Debian and decided it sounded like my best bet for switching from Windows to Linux.
Which I would very much like to do by the way!
However, after messing around with "Jigdo" for I while and getting nowhere, I guess I'll have to look else where for another OS that someone as stupid as me can figure out how to get! Ha! The problem seems to be that I don't understand how to get the URL to put into "Jigdo" to download anything. What URL? I click through the pages and get to.....????? How about an ISO? Just a thought! Also, I don't feel certain I understand what Image I should even be getting the URL for.

Many of us Windows user could use a little more step by step help in our journey to enlightenment. Maybe the learning curve for downloading this is worse than learning a New OS?

Anyway, I agree with the whole Open Source Idea and would love to try Debian but if you wish to attract new people (assuming you do) you may have to make it easier for us "Windows People" to get our hands on it. I can copy a URL but I don't seem to understand Which URL I should be looking for...Maybe Windows has hurt my brain!
Thanks for your time,

If you are coming from Windows with no Linux experience skip Jigdo. Download BitTorrent (http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/) for your Windows system. Read the Readme - if you are behind anykind of firewall you need to open a couple of ports to 'share' in the BitTorrent or your speeds will drop off dramatically. Once installed & configured go http://www.debian.org/CD/torrent-cd/. Pick stable or testing and BitTorrent will download the CD collection.

If you are just coming from Windows prepare yourself for the least Windows-like installation process of any major distrbution. I don't use 'Sarge', but for a Windows person 'Woody' will take you back to the days-of-DOS.

Assuming you are looking at a desktop OS and in the interests of easing you into Linux you may want to try another Linux distribution to get your feet wet. Before coming back to Debian. There are several, like Ubuntu, that are derived from Debian that have a less daunting learning curve to just get the OS running.


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