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Old 04-30-2002, 11:30 PM   #1
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Newbie wants to install and learn Linux. I tried RH 6, 7.x, not too much sucess. I was told I should try Debian distro. So I got the discs, but I didn't get it installed yet. Any idea where to get a good tech book on Debian?
 
Old 04-30-2002, 11:38 PM   #2
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well just as for some advice... debian is a good way to learn linux as its one of the hardest and isn't newbie friendly, there are some books I have seen out there for GNU/Debian but your best resource is the net, but you might want to go with something like Mandrake, which is very easy to install. Then once you get your feet wet and get to know a little more, then go with another distro to get a taste of it... just imho though...
 
Old 04-30-2002, 11:54 PM   #3
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Thanks, I kinda figured out that Debian wasn't easy! The guy over at the Abilene LUG (WTLUG.org) failed to mention that Debian wasn't for Newbies. I'll learn it one way or another tho. It's great to have a place to get help.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 12:09 AM   #4
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I'm not going to knock Debian, but I agree that it may not be the best for newbies. It really depends on the individual & his/her preference(s).
You could also try Libranet which is Debian based. It has a simpler installer (although not as resilient or flexible IMHO). The distro itself has some gui config tools that can make some tasks easier. It's not free for the most recent versions (2.0.2) but the older (1.9.1) ISO can be found on ibiblio's ftp site. Updating with apt-get is sooooo easy!

An online book on Debian: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/debia...ter/index.html

The book is rather old & is less a book about Debian specifically than about Linux in general. Still, it's worth a look.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 12:32 AM   #5
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Hey thanks for the link to the on-line book . I'll give it a look.
 
  


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