I saw the fourth beta of Debian’s new installer was available so I gave it a spin. There are some new things:
- a lot of languages,
- speech (lines are numbered and a blind person can type the number to make a choice),
- multi-arch installation CD is very cool, and
- it beats the Hell out of installing the previous version and apt-get dist-upgrading…
I obtained the latest installer here. That’s a CD-image for installation over the network so it is important to have an Ethernet setup to the Internet or your own server containing a Debian repository. I have both.
So, everything with Wheezy seems to be going well with about ~100 more release-critical bugs to go. Most newbies should have no trouble once they get booted from the CD. You users of that other OS should eat your heart out.