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Re: Overwhelmed newbie

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 07:26:19PM +0100, Antony Gelberg wrote:
> Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> >On fredag 16 september 2005, 14:20, Fritz Brown wrote:
> >>Help!  I have recently begun an attempt to install Debian on a Sony
> >>laptop (Mobile AMD K6-2 550MHz, 64MB RAM), and am thoroughly
> >>overwhelmed with choices about which I know nothing!
> >Yeah, I can really see that. It is huge, and not easy to gain an overview of. 
> >Others mention Sarge, the 3.1 version, and yeah, I wouldn't install Woody, for 
> >a desktop, it was allready outdated when it was released. But in fact, I would 
> >rather suggest you install Ubuntu, which is not Debian, but based on Debian. 
> >Have a look at http://www.ubuntulinux.org/
> >They'll send you a free CD too! Cheers,
> >Kjetil
> I really don't think that this is the kind of thing to recommend on d-u without 
> a very good reason.
Why not?  Debian by itself can hardly be considered a starter
distribution without the user making a signifcant outlay of time to
gather a great deal of information and read.  Distros like Ubuntu and
Mepis take away much of the choice from the user and in return provide a
package that is much easire for a new user to digest.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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