|I’ve been in IT for over 15 years, supported Windows and MS-DOS in all it’s seasons, but Linux/Unix was a new animal.
About 2 years ago a friend introduced me to Debian Linux. Since then I’ve tried RH, Mandrake, Corel, Turbo, etc. I’ve only installed on laptops, since I happen to have two just sitting, and find Debian to be the hardest to install, but the one I keep going back to.
If you can find the info for your graphic’s, thank you Compaq, and have an internet connection on a near bye PC, your usually up and running in half a day. The few PC installs I’ve done in a lab seemed to be almost straight forward.
Once Debian is on, your in a whole new world! Using dpkg, or apt-get, you can keep things clean and up to date at the click of a button or stroke of a key. This is when I do a ghost image and blast away at the systems knowing a can restore at will.
So, a quick easy GUI install… I keep hoping for it. It will allow me the satisfaction of a job well done, and the low fustration to start playing with things like lilo, fstab, apt-get, dpkg, the entire /etc directory, and much more.
I have a patato web, file, ftp, print, server I never play with, but will update. The learning is done on the laptops. To me, GUI’s make that a hell of a lot easier.