Quoting Brian Scanlan (singer at redbrick.dcu.ie):
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 in lists.ilug you wrote:
>> > Debian is hardly noobie friendly
>> Cue Rick with his list of installers!
Here you are! "Installers" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Debian/
(Cave canem. Mind the gap.)
I've been playing lately with the redistributable-for-non-commercial-use
Xandros Desktop OS Open Circulation Edition installer. Quite nice;
substantially improved over when it was Corel Linux OS.
> Of course it will, but not by much, and that gentoo can do this by
> default is no reason to choose it as a distro in a production
> environment or as a newbie to linux. Debian's packagers would be a very
> strong reason to go with Debian in a production environment, and the
> sheer numbers of Fedora users,books and ease of the default install
> would make it a good choice for a newbie (I know I started on
My own views on that subject (not expressed until now) are at
Although I have great respect for both Fedora and Debian, I don't
include either in my list of recommended distributions for novice users,
and specifically disrecommend Debian.
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