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Re: [LUG] Re: Debian masterclass in Devon??
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| I'd like to come to this meeting, as a learner only.
Fine, I wouldn't class myself as more than a typical Debian user, I
may know a bit more than average about Unix and GNU/Linux, but as
far as Debian goes I can never even remember which name goes with
which release. Maybe I need to watch Toy Story again?!
| The Silicon Corridor
| LUG kept rabbitting on about Debian and I tried to install it but
| to give up; it was just too difficult. Not so much the steepness
| learning curve as its length.
You are not alone in this.
I don't think anyone would dispute it being one of the hardest of
the mainstream distros to install (if you do it the documented way
at least!), but one of the easiest of them to maintain and use once
installed. Hence we all struggle to get it installed first time,
forget about the pain, and then rave how easy it is to do stuff once
"apt" (and X for the desktop) is working, much to the annoyance of
those who gave up on the install.
Part of the problem I think is the installer was "rushed out" (well
the thing that held the rest up) with the current stable release,
and it looks to be one of the things slowing this release.
Certainly one of my bug bears is the lack of software RAID support
in the installer. Redhat has done this since at least RH9, they
don't do it well, but it sure beats setting up manually mirroring
the root disk.
For the record I gave up on the installer for BSD.... It may be
great - I'll never know ;)
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