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i know ubuntu isnt debian, i just mentioned i have used ubuntu because its debian based, thats it.
1 110mb cd? this is probably like ubuntu.. but that one is a 600mb or something cd, and after you install and boot for first time, it downloads, installs and configures tons of more packages.. which is afew hundred mb.. so its probably similar to what debian does, right?
i dont like how this happens. i like to think that once i have installed the OS and reboot for the first time.. i can use it; not have to wait and let it download more stuff and configure these new programs, etc.
i dunno, thats just how i thought about it and i disliked that, just my opinion.
yes, it's called a netinstall CD, it installs the base system, you reboot, continue with the installation, then reboot again, and you have a functional installation. There are 18,000 packages in Debian, thus the 14 CDs.
To be honest I don't know if I can vote for any one distro, I started out on mandrake for 2 years then found Suse then tried slackware and Fedora core 4. I found they all seem to have one thing the other distros don't have. And have atleast one of each distro still on a machine. Maybe have a poll for which one do people like for there desktop and which on for there servers.