Oh it still is and what makes it so powerfulOriginally Posted by Don 944 LA
I am glad you see the stuff in Linux that you like. Welcome to the party
I use debian linux.
The apt-tools are incredible, check it out.
Install off of a network boot CD.
Install from the CD but do not install any extra packages when you are prompted.
log in as root.
# apt-get install ssh apache samba
apt will install all of the needed packages for you and resolve all dependancies.
You will now have a minimal install web and windows file server, remote access is done using ssh.
Want to update all packages on the system to the latest bug fixes and updates?
# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade
ALL installed debian packages will auto-update. You can also use this to upgrade to the testing, unstable, or experimental versions by editing the file /etc/apt/sources.list file with a text editor like nano:
# nano /etc/apt/sources.list
If you have installed something you dont use or need or like:
# apt-get remove <package name>
If you want to see if there is a package available
# apt-cache search gnome
You will now see a list of packages that match the query above.
Want to install a Desktop environment on your minimal install of debian.
# apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment