Re: A debian-based distro for the New
>> On Tue, 13 Feb 2001 email@example.com wrote:
>> I got a few friends who are interested in (trying)linux. For TRYING
>> purposes I want them to use a debian based Linux. I love using debian
>> and I am pretty new my-self(1.5 year). I think it might be a little
>> to overwelming for them. I beleive there are three to chose from
>> Corel, Storm
>> and Libranet.
I guess it depends on your friends. A friend of mine introduced me to
Debian when I had a dormant P133 w/32MB of RAM. Only reason I used
Debian was because he introduced it to me. I had no meaningful UNIX
knowledge, and I'm not a programmer; *every* distribution would've been
overwhelming to me.
2 years later, I STILL have no meaningful UNIX knowledge, but I'm still
with Debian. Have no real incentive to leave. The installation /
upgrade features are terrific. I like what it stands for, and it never
gives me any problems for what I use it for.
I'm not sure why Debian gets such low marks for newbies. Great for
learning Linux because everything's not hidden behind a control panel.
Not for every newbie, but it now has some reputation of eating every
newbie for breakfast which is too bad.