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But I'm still sort of a newb at this, I've been using Mandrake 9.1 for almost 2 months now and I used Red Hat 9 for a day (I didn't like it much). Now I would like to try a Debian system. Anybody got anything I should read up on before I do? Or anything to help me through the installation because I've heard it's pretty grim.
I have heard nothing but good things about the distrobution and the apt-get package upgrade system.
But remember that Debian doesn't always use the newest Kernels and versions of software, which is ok if you have a older PC. I was thinking of getting Debian myself, but found that since my PC was pretty new(less than 8months old) I might run into hardware detection problems.
You have 3 Debian sorts: stable, testing and unstable.
Unstable is pretty stable though, quite happy about it.
'bout the kernels: you can apt-get any kernel you want, including a 2.4.20. But it'sq always better to compile your own.
The story about Debian being for older pc's or that Debian is outdated is simply not true, apt gets you everything you need.