Debian Etch (Debian 4.0. Version 1.0 Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com> Last edited 04/27/2007 With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons.
In this tutorial I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Debian Etch in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take.