On 2005-01-02 05:40:01 +0100 KEG <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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.
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
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 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
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.
- Re: Hey!
- From: Thomas Jollans <email@example.com>