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.
-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