Back to the roots (Debian)?

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Back to the roots (Debian)?

Postby RingHerrIng » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:17 pm

I have been using ubuntu , now i am using linux mint (only for a few weeks).
Both are based on debian, which i never tried. Is there a noteworthy reason i should check it out?

Years ago, during my first tender foray into linux i used Red Hat.
Back then, it was not called Fedora but like the O/S you have to pay for these days.
Well - I guess if you got it on CD-ROM you would have paid for it, too.

Well, bascially since a few months i really got into linux, using linux 90% of the time, while
prior to that i used 100% Windows.

Any comments you deem worhwhile I'd like to hear,


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Re: Back to the roots (Debian)?

Postby nukm » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:00 pm

You should check out anything that interests you. There are many good distros out there. But, Mint is pretty handy. You'll have to do a bit of chasing with Debian to find what Mint has at hand.
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Re: Back to the roots (Debian)?

Postby vrkalak » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:39 pm

I would recommend getting Debian(stable) as a net.install and configuring it from there.

(1) The only problems with 'trying' out Debian is that the complete Debian 5 (stable) iso.files are quite large.
On my last torrent download of Debian the complete 5.0 ISO was around 1.7 Gb.

(2) The other problem with 'trying' Debian is that the installer does not allow the distro to open as a LiveCD, you must install Debian to be able to view it.

I installed Debian 5.0.3 from a net.install, (around 250 Mb) then added the Xfce desktop and the 'testing' repositories.
And I have been working at Mint-ify-ing it. Adding the Mint specific apps. and repros.
Debian is a great main/base Linux distribution IMHO.

Clem has stated, in the past, that there will be a LinuxMint CE based on Debian with the 'rolling release' in the future. :mrgreen: Mint-Debian

There are a couple of Mint-Debian specific topics in this Forum, already. Check them out:
:: Debian-Sid (Xfce/Fluxbox) :: LinuxMint-18 (LTS) LXDE w/Openbox ::
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Re: Back to the roots (Debian)?

Postby XidCat » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:38 am

I agree, Deb is rock solid. Who knows how close are we seeing this CE? Can't wait for this one....
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Re: Back to the roots (Debian)?

Postby mick55 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:47 am

Don't ditch Mint,just run Debian as a Virtual OS. :D


And yes, I am running Mint 7 as a VM in Mint 8 :shock:

And it's not because I'm indecisive...well maybe it is....

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