Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
Date: Tue May 17 08:01:37 2005
Subject: Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
http://linux.togaware.com/survivor/index.shtml Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
This is something that I found interesting. It's basicly a introductionary guide to using and getting familar with Debian as a desktop OS. It covers a wide range of diverse topics from installing Oracle on Debian to getting familar with Nautilus file mananger to building your own Debian packages.
Looks like a usefull introduction to probably the most popular non-commercial operating system aviable on the internet today. I am a big fan of it.
Also in related news Debian Sarge has undergone a feature freeze. I expect the next Debian Stable OS release to be done in the next couple months. Usefull for people who want a stable and well tested Linux OS that they know they can depend on for the next few years for a veriety of purposes. Debian 'unstable', aka Sid, is about as cutting edge as most other distros.. With some notable exceptions. Doesn't have the latest versions of Gnome and KDE. Ships with 2.6.8 series kernels (fully patched and up to date security-wise) and is the only major distro still using XFree86 (however they do have several X.org developers as official Debian package maintaners)
Other usefull Debian related doo-dads:
Debian Sarge Install manual
Lots of this is aviable to you locally if you have debian running thru apt-get. After install those docs and any doc included with any package are located in /usr/share/doc. Also most Debian documentation is aviable in a veriaty of languages.
If you want something with friendlier default setup then Debian then Ubuntu http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ is probably something you'd want to look at. It's grown very popular in a short amount of time and is still mostly compatable with Debian. Itself is based on a snapshot of Debian 'Sid' and then they update a few packages like Gnome desktop and XFree86 to X.org. They even will mail you as many install CDs as you want at absolutely no cost to you. They even pay for the postage.
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