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Re: Installation


glad to see you are interested in using Debian.

On Tuesday 01 November 2005 10:36, Rafi Gabzu wrote:
> 1. Do you recommend Debian although I'm not going to work as a server
> and I'm new in Linux?

If you like to learn more about how a GNU distribution works then
Debian is probably for you. If you are in a hurry however and expect
everything to "just work" then you may consider a Debian-based
distribution with more of a desktop focus like Ubuntu. Many people use 
Debian on their desktops as well as on their servers though. It's suited 
equally well for both IMHO.

> 2. Is the installation process is by command lines , not graphics ? If
> not graphic , is it complex/requires lot of time ?

A basic Debian installation takes me 10 minutes. Configuring the
services probably takes longer than the installation. The installer is well
done and probably not slower to operate than a graphical installer. You
will likely only need the installer once so don't worry too much about it.

> 3. Is there snap shots on the Debian desktop ?

Debian releases a stable release roughly every two years. You can use
newer packages by pulling packages from the 'testing' and 'unstable'
branch which are constantly updated. This is nice for a bleeding-edge 
system but will likely cause trouble since you may find bugs. See also: 

Good luck with your installation. And please use the user support mailing
lists next time like debian-user@lists.debian.org


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