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www.debian.org would be a logical place to look for a Debian distro. It's known as Debian Sarge.
As far as comparing Debian to FC, well I guess it depends on how you define "ease" and "power". Power is determined by your hardware, not the distro. If you have a 1G processor, it'll run like a 1G processor regardless.
Not sure about "ease". Ease of what? The installer isn't a GUI, but then you only install it once unless you're like me a play around with a lot of different distros all the time.
Package management is about as easy as it gets with Debian. To install, say, k3b on the command line you type "apt-get install k3b" and apt-get fetches the app from the net repository along with any dependencies and install it on the system. There are also GUI front-ends for apt-get such as Synaptic which is pretty much a point and click affair if typing apt-get install <appname> is too much for a person to deal with.
i have not done the netinstaller yet, but i normally will grab a torrent, just google for debian torrent and you will find them from the official debain.org page.
as for compairing it ot FC...
long story short:
1. when i started linux this time around i started with RH9, predeseassor(sp?) to the current FC line.
that was good for me as it was a very simple GUI based install much like a windows installer. it gave me plenty of NEWBIE tools to get my feet wet.
2. i now use debian and do not see a change in that any time soon. i really love the power that debain has as well as the ease most things can be done with it.
3. the RH/FC line do handle kerenl upgrades better then ay distro i have ever seen. it is really simple with them, either up2date the new kernel, or install and configure YUM and yum install new_kernel and you are done. its really that simple.
in debian i have yet to be successful on my own with a kernel compile, thus im still stuck with the 2.4.x-speakup kernel that came with my ISOs...
Originally posted by Boow Have fun downloading 14 cd's for sarge its easier to get the sarge installer apt-get what you need.
why would you waist that many CDs, *rolls eyes as i did that my first time though*, you only need CD1. that will give you enough to get a base install with no GUI, then you can apt-get install the rest of your system.