DebianThis forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Is it possible to have 1) a list of those packages grouped by categories 2) the name of the corresponding package in Windows (where applicable) ?
1) Yes, you can either visit their site to have a look at all the packages they have available. Packages are conveniently placed into categories. Or you can install debian and work it out from there.
2) there are a few sites that have this kind of thing but I can't quote any address off the top of my head. "Corresponding" is relative, of course. What is it that windows offers? a kernel, a browser, a few utilities, a window manager and a media player. Not that many items to compare it would appear. And you'll get all of those - and more - if you install only the first debian cd.
Although if I understand well (and I hope not) the situation is disappointing: if I look for a package that implement a specific functionality I'm supposed to go to the site Dutch Master is mentioning and to look for the package either using a keyword or browsing (sequentially?) the 26000 packages.
What I'm trying to achieve is to check if I find in Debian the packages or, of course, an equivalent of what I'm using in Windows.
1) do you know the site address you're referring to ? I knew only the site Dutch Master is referring and there is no way to have the packages grouped in any order other than alphabetically
2) I've not been able to explain well enough to let me understand: I'm looking to a correspondence (where applicable and, I agree with you, always relative) considering ALL the packages running in a MS platform, not only those in a core Windows OS.
Thanks for your input, Samael26. It would be nice to have a reacher "table of equivalents/replacements" but I understand it's difficult.
What I'm still missing, and I'm surprised not to find one, it's the list of Debian packages divided in categories (and sub-categories). I strongly believe that with this gap Debian doesn't leverage the biggest pro it has over the other distros: the number of packages in its repositories.