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Re: [gNewSense-users] Choosing a distribution

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Choosing a distribution
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:16:56 -0400
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cesar gil perez wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I have been using GNU/Linux as my only operating system for about a
> year, testing various flavours in order to learn and decide which one
> suits me more.
> A few weeks ago I installed gNewSense in one of my  PC's partitions
> and I am becoming more and more convinced that the real path is that
> of GNU/FSF. The problem is that I have become quite used to distros as
> Debian or Slackware in order to learn the basics of the UNIX-like
> systems

Of course gNewSense is based on Ubuntu, which is in turn based on Debian.

> I mainly say this because those
> distros have a quite simple graphical installer in order to facilitate
> the installation to the end user and what really teach me most is just
> the opposite, installing and tweaking in console-expert mode.

My understanding is that gnewsense reuses Ubuntu's simple graphical
installer (Ubiquity); personally I use gnewsense-kde which also has a
good GUI installer (maybe this is also Ubiquity).

Matthew Flaschen

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