Re: Overwhelmed newbie
Andy Streich wrote:
Would a few
months of using Ubuntu cause me to come running back to Debian? I have no
Yes, it would.
I started off with Libranet, but once you reach a certain point, the
specific configurations, the tailored /etc/apt/sources.list files, the
over abundance of applications, and various other factors steer you into
They're good for a look, a lot of them, and later as rescue discs, but
my advice is to get onsite, read and print out what you think you'll
need from the install guide, make detailed notes on your hardware
details, and go ahead.
Install 'desktop' through the 'tasksel' option which you'll be provided
with during the installation procedure, learn how to make backups, then
start to play, in that order.
There's plenty of documentation available on the web for free.
A lot of it on the Debian site, - under the link, 'documentation',
And if you want to go a little further, some excellent books, all of
which have been mentioned on the user list at one stage or another. Just
do a search on 'debian books' or similar in the list archives. Another
one has been mentioned just in the last couple of days.