On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 09:29:41 +0100
John Winters <john(a)sinodun.org.uk> wrote:
On 02/06/2020 09:21, ed-bitfolk(a)s5h.net wrote:
On 2020-06-01 19:56+0100, john lewis wrote:
a time when Debian had the reputation for being hard to
setup and use but that hasn't been true for years.
If things are getting to easy there's always Debian From Scratch :)
I bootstrapped 64 bit Debian onto a Raspberry Pi 4 (8GB) yesterday,
and even that was worryingly easy.
The only slightly tricky bit was having a running system and
realising all the bits which aren't there by default, and then each
time you just type "apt install man-db", or similar.
I haven't managed to install Debian on the Mac-mini I was given as yet
or get it running on the EeePC I've had lying around for years. It
should run on that I think as it was bought with a linux distro
installed. I have been doing too much non-computer stuff lately to have
had time for playing.
Learning to use an iPhone6 has been one of the distractions, it is
an old one I was given so I could make use of the built in video-cam to
connect with family. I have been resisting getting a smart phone ever
since they came along but lockdown has made me re-think my opposition
to having/using one.