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Old 05-09-2007, 03:07 PM   #16
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You could do with the netinstall iso. ~140MB, and will grab
anything else of the net (if that's easily configured, that is).


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Old 05-10-2007, 07:19 AM   #17
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Is there a way to have a secure phone-line if you'd like a public IP-adress? A friend of mine heard that people who use Cable-modems often have a big chance of getting hacked so other people can use his phone-line through the cable-modem. Is that true and what can he do about it?
 
Old 05-10-2007, 07:30 AM   #18
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Tink...

so the net install will grab the rest off the net as you say...

so i download the iso burn it on a CD and when i load that up it will automatically connect me to a wireless network and start loading the rest of the files right?

oh well ill see what i can do...but besides the net iso...the 16 iso's are necisary?
 
Old 05-10-2007, 08:24 AM   #19
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Nope, 16 isos = all the software that is available at this time; you'll never use that much. If you use the netistall, you'll be able to pick any individual application you want from a software list and download it from the internet; will save quite a bit of bandwidth compared to getting all of those isos.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 01:45 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phantom_cyph
I would not exactly describe Debian users as being "newbies or lazy". It is much more configurable than Ubuntu will ever be, and is very bad to people to start with. The following you don't want to touch unless you have an idea of what you're doing: Slackware, Gentoo, and Debian. I am not calling myself "guru", but you do not want to start with the above.
It's a little harder to get started... And I didn't want to single out debian, and recommend ubuntu. I still don't think debian is such a bad choice for a beginner. It worked for me... but then I wasn't really new to linux when I tried it.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 02:31 PM   #21
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And I don't think Slackware is a bad choice. Specially given
the high level of knowledge and willingness to help new slackers
here at LQ. ;}



Cheers,
Tink (natural born slacker!) ;D
 
Old 05-11-2007, 08:29 AM   #22
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SWEET thanks jay that makes it sooo much better...anyways ill stop yappin now and start disecting these distros...thanks guys for the input soon enough ill be another lq user like you all..haha peace
 
Old 05-11-2007, 11:38 AM   #23
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kuliax

no, no

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurohana
ok...so i have ubuntu, fedora, suse and other popular distros...when i got to debian i was a bit confused and discouraged...is it really 16 iso's to be downloaded?? that seems rediculous....
a/ it is possible to begin with the minimal requirement to do more (under 200 Mb; with fast DSL a few minutes download) and only continue to install more and exact what you need from the internet

b/ you download a remastered debian distro with exakt that, what folks need at the university (or other environments).

I can recommend you to use the Indonesian distro "kuliax", 650 Mb, 1 CD to burn as ISO. it is very professional, runs as live-CD needing only minimal settings (for ex. network and internet access) and installs itself on the harddisk if you wish it in 10 .. 20 minutes with less than 10 click's!

it looks better I think?

c++, prolog, open office 2, all codecs for internet are ready to work, wine install very easy. etc.

limits?

yes:
-access rights as "root" are limited and you have better to have experience in working in such limited environment

-the printing environment is really complex a heavy for users loving more simple things

good luck!

oui
 
  


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