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Re: Overwhelmed newbie

On (16/09/05 17:16), Andy Streich wrote:
> On Friday 16 September 2005 12:55 pm, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> > > Most importantly, this is _debian_-user.  If you want to advocate
> > > other distributions willy-nilly, it's not the place.
> > 
> > That kind of isolationism is something I think you will find very little 
> > support for in the free software community. I think most people will 
> > agree that we want to direct people to what is best for them.
> I am also an overwhelmed newbie, one who could not have been using Debian for 
> the last 9 months without the kind (and sometimes terse and abrupt) help from 
> people on this list.  It takes a remarkable amount of dedication and time to 
> become comfortable configuring a desktop Debian system on a machine with 
> modest resources where you can't run KDE or GNOME without a significant 
> performance problem.  
> The choice of window managers for a desktop systems is, to really go out on a 
> limb, fairly important.  The best advice I've gotten is that I should just 
> start installing and trying out all the others.  That's not too appealing but 
> I accept the reality.
> I keep staring at my Ubuntu disks and wondering if I should switch horses.  
> Yet I can't begin to estimate the costs involved -- in terms of my time and 
> in the quality and maintainability of the resulting system.  Would a few 
> months of using Ubuntu cause me to come running back to Debian?  I have no 
> idea.
> Any pointers to useful reading material would be appreciated.
I put up some notes with some links:



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