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Re: debian

Joyce, Matthew wrote:

What is the reason debian does not install like other OSs ?

Mostly because other OSes run on i386, period, whereas Debian runs on something like 13 different architectures (i386, Mac, Sparc, Arm, etc), and each arch version needs to stay fairly well synchronized with the others. If you want a "Debian" that installs like other OSes, you might want to take a look at http://www.debian.org/misc/children-distros.

Now, having said that, each release of Debian gets a little easier to install than the last, and the next release, or the one after, should be more like what you expect Today. (Of course, by then, you'll be asking why Debian doesn't install like Tomorrow's other OSes.)

Debian might be tough to install, but you only have to do it once.

Kent West (westk@acu.edu)

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