Undoing Win7 on netbook then installing Debian -- see any problems?
Hi, guys. This is my first foray into this forum. There's a terrific deal at Walmart, where i can buy a Windows 7 starter Acer Aspire netbook for only $228 US. I want to buy it, wipe Windows off it, then install Debian to the non-OS drive. Have any of you had any experience with this, and feel like giving me any pointers? This will be the first time I install Linux on a hard drive, so I wanted to do it with a new machine which doesn't cost much.
There's also a dual-boot Acer 8573-9627 (with all the latest specs, including i7) which works well with Linux. Its native dual boot is Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit. But that machine costs $1,000 at Walmart. So I didn't want to start there.
Finally, it's my understanding that after I install Debian, if there are certain components from other distros I want to install, that's okay.. right? For example, I really like Zorin's ability to look like XP (don't laugh too hard, I'm an XP junkie). It uses both the Debian and the Ubuntu libraries. So do I install Debian first, which has all the packages (in Squeeze), or do I install Zorin first (which only has some packages)?
Thank you for your time! :rolleyes: