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Old 11-18-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
malone1234
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Kudos!


I just wanted to let y'all know that another mere mortal has joined the ranks of Debian users. I just installed Sarge (2.6 kernel) this evening, and all I have to say is WOW! I've tried my hand at Mandrake and RedHat before, with my latest distro being the buggy and bloated Fedora Core 2.

Here is what I have learned in the past three hours:
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apt-get is the most amazing tool ever.
icewm is so much nicer (faster) than kde.
(ok i could've used icewm on another distro, but redhat tries to be so newbie friendly that it scares you away)
apt-get rocks.
i don't have 9 million programs sitting around that i'll never use!
everything seems so clean and simple.
apt-get is incredible.


Anyway, the two stickies at the top of this forum were very helpful and the install went without a hitch. Thanks.

Next stop: Install ATI Radeon drivers *shudder*
I'm sure I'll be posting again soon asking for help on that one. I have yet
to get it to work under any linux distro.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 11:21 PM   #2
secesh
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apt-get is the most amazing tool ever
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apt-get rocks.
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apt-get is incredible.
looks like you've got the debian basics down...
 
Old 11-18-2004, 11:37 PM   #3
cadj
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http://www.desktop-linux.net/ati.htm

this tutorial helped me with my radeon, using the ATI drivers not the dri
 
Old 11-19-2004, 12:44 AM   #4
utanja
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welcome to debian....glad to see you settled for debian and not one of the debian based distros...
 
Old 11-19-2004, 07:24 AM   #5
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