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Old 07-29-2005, 09:31 PM   #16
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Check out http://www.distrowatch.com
 
Old 07-29-2005, 10:26 PM   #17
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I actually got Debian installed. I had done something wrong. It was a version that came with Gnome AND Kde. Debian actually isn't that hard, even though i'm just starting with linux. I sure am impressed with the way it runs!!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 10:56 PM   #18
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Great!

Say, a lot of the "hard part" about learning Linux is simply the rather mind-blowing experience of encountering something that's completely new-and-different to what you have been used to. (And by the way, this will happen to you periodically, ... no matter how long you've used it.) But once you get it up-and-running and get used to it, you really start to love it. Welcome aboard!

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Old 07-30-2005, 01:37 AM   #19
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I actually got Debian installed. I had done something wrong. It was a version that came with Gnome AND Kde. Debian actually isn't that hard, even though i'm just starting with linux. I sure am impressed with the way it runs!!
Hi, check out the post-install configuration thread (it's a sticky at the top of the Debian forum, here).
It will give you all the info you ever need to get a good working and configured system.

cheers

Edit : this site is also pretty cool : the people there are very friendly, too :

http://www.debianhelp.org/

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Old 07-30-2005, 09:18 AM   #20
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Is there a page that compares these distros and what they were designed to do?
I have listed a few links on my homepage (under the debian section):
http://jonaskoelker.homeunix.org/~jonas/advocacy.php

It may be that I haven't looked around distrowatch enough, but I don't think newbies would find it useful for determining which distro to try out--I think comparisons like those my homepage link to are more relevant.

hth --Jonas
 
  


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