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Re: [OT, FLAME] Linux Sucks

Mr. Baldwin wrote:
I think that what most people who clammer for a GUI installer really
want is a more easy-to-accomplish installation, not necessarily a
graphics-based installation. Of course, I could be wrong.


That's me.  I don't need an X based installer -- just one that can take
some of the frustration out of installing.

I second that. Is debain's installer hard for a first time installer? yes it is. Is debain's installer that hard that it's not useable? No, it's not.

I don't need a graphical installer, necessarily, but at least something a bit less indecipherable.  I have only a year of linux experience at all and am no expert.  I didn;t know how to respond to many of the queries posed during installation.


Just think how much easier it would be if you had a document at hand that addresses each step
of the installation, regardless of which configuration you intend to follow. Isn't it better to have some knowledge of what you're getting into before starting down a path that's loaded with
stumbling blocks or dead ends?

I'm not referring to the hardware aspect.  Of course, you should know what hardware you have
regardless of which operating system you're installing. The hardware can often be taken care of
after Debian is installed if the system software is installed properly. It's the decisions about software configuration that are sometimes difficult. It's a matter of semantics--you interpret some instruction your way when something else is intended.

Can someone explain why it's better or at least no worse if you start an installation without knowing what questions will be asked and what responses must be made to configure the system the way you want?

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