Originally Posted by iamroot
- Debian is an extremely stable distro which is really meant for experienced GNU/Linux users. If you think Slackware is high-level stuff, wait till you see Debian. The plus point of Debian is its stability and the down point is that it does not include cutting-edge software releases like Suse or Fedora Core. (which is why it's stable)
I use Debian. I have used Windows for the past 6 years or so and my computer knowledge has increased over this time. I heard of GNU/Linux quite reccently (like a year or so) and I started off with Debian.
It is not hard at all! Everything can be simple or hard, depending on what you want. The Internet is a GREAT resource. BASH rocks! Emacs rocks! GCC rocks! The purpose of GNU/Linux is to be free and to get the job done. All disros have done this, some with more new-user friendliness than others. Debian is quite fine with new user friendliness (although it does assume that you have some computer knowledge)
Note: The installers are getting better and better! It is really quite awesome! I installed my system in February, and spent like 1.5 hours with the DHCP system. Then, my friend got it installed in February, it auto-detected hardware, DHCP, etc.!