Re: Suggested edit
- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:30:36 +0000
- From: Joe <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Suggested edit
On Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:57:19 +0000
Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Friday 17 March 2017 16:45:31 Catherine Gramze wrote:
> > It is more important to not intimidate the beginner.
> Not, it isn't. Debian is for experts, or would-be experts, or those
> who will never be experts but like to pretend.
> I am so sad that Debian is becoming more and more Ubuntu-ised. For
> those who want and like Ubuntu, Ubuntu exists.
> > We were all a beginner
> > once.
> Yes, we were. And we either managed, had help (I had a lot AND used
> Libranet (an easier true derivative - used Debian sources, but
> pinned) or used a derivative.
> We neither expect nor demand that Windows be installable by all and
> sundry, from scratch, on an empty machine.
Actually, these days, it's a pretty trivial job. You basically give it
a user name, a computer name and a timezone. I've done a few 7 Pro
installations in the last year or two.
I don't know how easy a Debian non-expert CD/DVD installation is, the
last time I tried that, I ended up without networking. Not just without
it configured, without an eth0 at all. I did report it as a bug, but
apparently it was a feature.