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Installing Debian Sarge

Friday 30th September 2005

Categories: Guides, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

What Packages?

In Debian, there are thousands of package, from Unison to Mozilla Firefox. The list that follows includes some that I have used (my personal recommendations are highlighted) - of course, I highly recommend you try different packages to see which you like. One of the key points of Debian is freedom, so you have a huge range of packages to try - you can search using apt-cache search wordstosearchfor, or on the Debian website. You can read a quick manual on each package by typing man packagename once it is installed. Good luck, and have fun!

*You may find some packages in the internet as a file with a .deb extension. To install the package, type dpkg -i filepath.

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