On April 8th Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 "Etch" has finally been released.
It comes on "only" 21 CDs. But, as for previous versions, you can also download a 160MB net-install-CD.
Yep, that's good to hear. With the new leader elected, hopefully the next Debian release will come out even faster.
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Only 21 CD's! LOL :star:
I'll be ok then? I ordered a copy today and it says "only" 3 DVD's!
OMG! That is 'kin big? Pherks sake!! How big is the actual OS? bINDmOGGLING! :-O
Could someone please explain what a "net-install-CD" is? Many thanks! 8=)
I'll let you in on a little secret thousands of people already know.
You can install Debian from only two or three of those 21 CDs. If you're going for DVDs, all you really need is the first one.
They have so many CDs for those who want the whole big package of stable stuff, but the truth is, you can install just a base with a few first CDs and get the rest of what you actually need off the net.
Net install is a little CD which serves just to connect you to the net and install the whole operating system with components of your choosing directly from the net. This is why it is so small, because it only needs stuff to start up the installation program and connect, it downloads all the rest from the net.
Good luck and have fun!
Debian is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the hacker, but that's just peanuts to Debian.
However, you don't need all of it. I think you only need one CD for a minimum install, but you should get at least two if you want a desktop.
If you have a decent internet connection, you only need a tiny netinstall disk.