I have tried many disros.. I now want to try debian.. The Universal OS for the first time! I want to know a few things about the distro.... 1. In what ways is a debian distro better than other available distros? like fedora or mandrake or suse..... 2. Debian has long release cycles... The current one Debian 3.1 (Sarge) has many Outdated packages. Now I think I have to update after installation.... Debian etch is scheduled to release on December 2006! 3. I need to download now. Do I need to download Everthing?. I just need only the base. (Or else I have to buy.. How much does the DVDs Cost and How many DVDs?) 4. Morover I want to learn more!. I believe debian would be a suitable distro.. 5. Morover can anyone link me to a good tutorial about setting Path in linux. I am confused! :roll: . [Edited] 6. Also how to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH?. How to see the current set paths? 7. Also I need to know more about Symbolic Links... Can anyone give me a good example... of why and where it is used? Expecting Your Replies!