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Re: Plain English Please

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 03:44:34PM +0000, Teresa wrote:
> Hi
> I just took a look at your website and was going to download Debian to 
> try it out when I went to the appropriate page I was bombarded with a 
> row of meaningless numbers form this address on 
> http://ftp.ticklers.org/debian-cd/ you may as well have written it in 
> machine code for all the sense it make unless you think that we are all 
> geeks then your on a hiding to nothing.
> I'm afraid Bill Gates got nothing to fear.
> Write it out so that non geekys can understand it.
> Glyn Thomas

You say you were looking to 'download Debian', meaning a cd image to
burn to a cdrom for a machine without needing internet access.

go to http://www.debian.org
click on the left hand tool bar item called "CD ISO image"
click on the item called "Download CD/DVD images using HTTP or FTP"
From your info, it looks like you are in GB so you clicked on the "Great
Britan : ftp.ticklers.org HTTP" link
there you are presented with different links.
Choose "Current"
Assuming you are using an Intel or AMD PC, choose 'i386'
Then click on "iso-cd"
Then you can click on "debian-31r4-i386-binary-1.iso"
This will contain everything to get a 'console system' and X windows.
Get binary 2 for Gnome and Kde and more.
Save these, burn to a cdrom. Then boot with binary CD #1 to begin.

|  .''`.  == Debian GNU/Linux == |       my web site:           |
| : :' :      The  Universal     |mysite.verizon.net/kevin.mark/|
| `. `'      Operating System    | go to counter.li.org and     |
|   `-    http://www.debian.org/ |    be counted! #238656       |
|   my keysever: subkeys.pgp.net |     my NPO: cfsg.org         |

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