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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I thought i should do a review of quite possibly my FAVORITE linux distro, Debian…note this might be a little bit biased, here we go:
I’ve been using Debian for close to a year now and more specifically Etch for about 7-8 months. I’m not going to discuss the differences between Etch and Sarge (old stable) because it’s currently somewhat difficult to find Sarge and as i said Etch is the current stable and if you’re running Sarge, it’s worth the upgrade. Unlike most distros, selecting the full CD/DVD set for Debian is not a good idea. The best option is to use the netinstall which installs a base system from the CD and downloads all the other packages from the internet, but make sure your network card works (no wifi support in the installer). In Etch, the installer is new in the fact that it has a GUI instead of a ncurses interface, i wasn’t a big fan of this as it provided less information than the old installer, but for new Debian users, it’s probably a good idea.