[ale] Debian. Grr.

Stephen Touset stephen at touset.org
Mon Feb 23 17:00:38 EST 2004

On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 17:02, Joe Knapka wrote:
> Stephen Touset <stephen at touset.org> writes:
> > On Sun, 2004-02-22 at 02:59, Joe Knapka wrote:
> > > Then I get into tasksel and/or dselect, and I
> > > invariably press some wrong key that causes it to start installing
> > > stuff before I've managed to select what I want to be
> > > installed. Oopsie, abort, run base-config, drat, have to scan all
> > > those bloody CDs again...  It's really a drag. 
> > 
> > Why abort?
> Because I'm a first-time newbie installer and have no idea what's
> going on. (What, me read the installation guide?)
> > Just install the other things you want later. You can always
> > uninstall/install whatever the hell you want whenever you want.
> Among other things, I'm evaluating distros for installation on a
> friend's machine.  He is not very technical, and has only dialup
> access. Therefore, being able to install whatever's needed from the
> CD's, and preferably just once during the initial install, is a good
> thing. It looks as if Debian is not going to work for him.
> However, I have been playing with apt-get for a little while today,
> and it *is* very nice.  I'll continue to play with my newly-installed
> Debian box, and I may decide to swich the various RH and Slack boxen
> over.
> [snip]
> -- Joe

Debian is quite user-friendly, once you get past the installation
process. Particularly useful is the fact that you don't have to actually
hunt down packages.

Stephen Touset <stephen at touset.org>
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