Re: Dselect docs for beginners
> Bruce asked me to come up with something to help those new to dselect
> when they come to install 1.2 .
> > > Are you serious? You want _me_ to document dselect?
> > Not being an expert might be an asset. The users have my installation
> > manual to get them up to the login prompt, and then nothing. Something
> > _short_ to get them started with dselect would be nice. An explanation
As someone who is new (compared to most) to unix and Linux, I think a
quick blurb to take someone past the login prompt is a great idea.
Maybe the doc mentioned above will end up on a mirror?, so I can
point all the newbies I run into, to it? I alway suggest Debian now.
When I was looking into which distribution to install, many people pointed
me to Slack, or Redhat, citing ease of installation. And ya, I
guess, both were pretty easy to install, but so was Debian. In
fact, with regards to getting things operational, Debian, was much
It would have been nice, to have seen, "type dselect" to decide
which packages you'd like to install, since I hadn't ever heard of
dselect. I just assumed that debian had a counterpart to Slacks
"setup", and went out and found it, and more, in dselect.
What made me come to Debian, and stay? The development team. As
soon as I was aware of what was going on behind the distributions, I
switched, joined these email groups and couldn't be happier.
Thank you ladies and gentlemen, for the opportunity to learn from your
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