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Added: 1st of November 2020

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Installing Debian for the first time, download the non-free version

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If you are a new user to Linux, I would avoid touching distributions like Debian until you have had experience installing and using Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions.

To understand the connection between Ubuntu and Debian please visit https://ubuntu.com/community/debian

I have used Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions for many years, but only briefly tried to install Debian many years ago. As I remember at the time it was a text based installer.

Something interesting that I found is that they now offer downloads to non-free live .iso images, this includes firmware packages for your Wi-Fi dongle / card, allowing you to get online and explore Debian a little bit further.

The latest Debian non-free .iso files can be found on the link below.
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/

So far I have installed Debian with Cinnamon desktop and was very impressed.

Debian will not come with the all the bells and whistles, like you would find in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based distributions, it's not meant too.

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Installing Debian for the first time, download the non free version

Posted: 1st of November 2020

Views: 628